NBA Power Rankings: Cleveland Cavaliers ruin Christmas

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 05: Richard Jefferson
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Dec 20, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during a break in action in the second half against the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
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Previous: . New York Knicks. 12. team. 27. The New York Knicks made their Christmas day matchup against the Boston Celtics interesting for the Madison Square Garden faithful, but they were frustratingly unable to take home a win. It feels like that’s been the story of their season so far. They get close enough to hang around with some of the best teams, but are unable to seal the deal at the end of games. The Joakim Noah signing might not be working out on the court the way Phil Jackson imagined this offseason –and Knicks fans you have three more years of Noah to look forward to– yet it’s the play of offseason acquisitions Derrick Rose, Courtney Lee, Brandon Jennings, Mindaugas Kuzminskas, WIlly Hernangomez, and Justin Holiday that have made a big impact on how this team has looked in the last two years. Jackson and Los Angeles Lakers’ president Jeanie Buss’ announcement that they have separated might be a signal that Phil is here to stay in New York. Kristaps Porzingis also fully transforming into a unicorn hasn’t hurt either. The Knicks have cemented themselves as playoff contenders this season and as long as they can avoid any injury issues than postseason basketball will be back in the mecca of basketball once again this year.. 16-14