NY Knicks News - 2013 Knicks Updates
3/26/13 - The New York Knicks will be tested on the road to the NBA Playoffs. Although they recently clinched a playoff berth, the Knicks will play seven of their next eight games against playoff-bound teams including the Memphis Grizzlies
and Boston Celtics
at home. Still one of the most expensive tickets in the NBA, you'll pay $141 and $182 to see the Grizzlies and Celtics at Madison Square Garden
- and that's just to get in the door.
After an offseason where they lost their biggest — some might be inclined to say most surprising — impact player since the arrival of Carmelo Anthony, one would think the New York Knicks would be struggling somewhat, maybe trying to sneak into the playoffs as a low seed like they did last year, but no. The Knicks, led by Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire, sit atop the Atlantic Division well clear of their rejuvenated rivals across the bridge in Brooklyn, and are challenging for the top spot in the entire Eastern Conference.
In addition to Anthony, who leads the team in scoring; and Stoudemire, who has become a valuable sixth man coming in off the bench. Coach Mike Woodson's squad also includes center Tyson Chandler, who leads the team in rebounding and blocked shots; Ronnie Brewer; and the guard tandem of Raymond Felton (tops in assists), and veteran Jason Kidd (leading in steals). As a team the Knicks are a top ten team in both points per game and points allowed per game, showing a balance between offense and defense. The home fans (and superfan movie director Spike Lee) at iconic Madison Square Garden have cheered the Knicks to a solid record at home, while the team remains just ahead of the break-even point on the road. Knicks tickets average $276 at home from February - April and $146 on the road. What's the hottest Knicks ticket? In March, New York hosts LeBron James and the Miami Heat
, Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder
, and Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics.