I was on the Star's forum and ran across, "who would you like to play in the first round?" I got the feeling that a lot of folks think the Knicks are going to be in that 8th seed reinstating Hicks/Knicks Vol. VI. The way I see it happening is that the Knicks are going to make their way up to a 6 or 7 seed because they are playing decent with both Philly and Boston struggling to put anything together. I personally think we are looking at playing Cleveland in the first round because they have the ability, coaching and talent to put a little run together to eek by the Heat and the teams falling out of the race (Bos. and Philly).
Not counting tonights game against N.J., but I really like how Cleveland is putting their team together with striking gold with Carlos Boozer playing beyond expectations, their depth at center with Battie and Z. Illgauskis, and solid point play with Erick Williams, McInnis and K. Ollie, plus Dejuan Wagner and LeBron as scorers. Playing Clev. in the first round doesn't strike any fear into my heart, but I think they have a bright future ahead. Good for Cleveland and the east.