Re: Fact or Fiction: Knicks will step up defensively in the playoffs
Regular season goes out the window in the playoffs, first and foremost.
The playoffs is having the best star players in the starting line-up, playing the most efficient basketball, along with role players holding their own.
On offense, ball control, movement and spacing is crucial.
Hitting the open shots and attacking the paint are keys as well.
Be on attack early in the game.
Offensively, that's all the Knicks have to do.
I can see them doing that for a whole series, no matter who they play.
Defensively...... contesting shots, containing penetration, and killing a teams momentum with the crucial stop.
Can they do that for a full series????
Not so sure, in fact doubt it because it isn't stressed even now.