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New York Knicks Win Biggest Game Of The Season In Presence Of Phil Jackson

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In the first game since New York Knicks owner James Dolan announced that he has hired coaching legend — and ex-Knick — Phil Jackson to be the team’s new President of Basketball Operations, the Knicks faced the best team in the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Pacers, at Madison Square Garden.

A very daunting task, to say the least, but the hiring of Jackson could not have come at a better time. For the Knicks to make the playoffs this season as the No. 8 seed, they would probably have to win out the remainder of their 15 games or at worst lose only one or two the rest of the way. And last night’s home matchup against the Pacers was “supposed” to be one of those  losses, key words being “supposed to be.”

Yes, the Knicks continued their winning streak, now at seven games, with a huge win over the No. 1 seed Pacers, 92-86.  Whether it was the presence of Jackson, sheer desperation or a combination of the two that put the Knicks over the top in this game, I don’t know. But what I do know  is that for the first time this season you can say the Knicks are finally playing some good basketball.

It may be too little to late for the Knicks this season, but with Jackson coming home to where he started his playing career and having full control over the team, as early as next season, the future certainly looks brighter for the Knicks.

Steven Carollo is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, add him on Facebook, connect with him on LinkedIn and join his Google network.

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