Granted, the New York Knicks have only played 1/6th of their home schedule. Also to be noted, is the fact that their opposition at home is a rusty 51-65 collectively. There will surely be much better teams coming into The World’s Most Famous Arena than the 2012-2013 Pistons and Wizards, won’t there? Of course there will be, and nobody is saying the Knicks have proven anything yet. What I am saying, is that maybe the ‘bockers are foreshadowing for us things to come. Maybe Madison Square Garden is getting back to being that fortress that it was in the 1990s. Maybe Carmelo Anthony is modern-day Patrick Ewing as hero of the great arena and just maybe, Madison Square Garden could become the hardest place to play in the NBA once again.
It is safe to say that in their first seven games at home this season, the Knicks have been convincing. The closest game was their most recent one, a matinee with the Phoenix Suns. It was a game in which the Knicks actually led by 20+ but a scrappy Suns team got back into the game. Previous to that, every game at home has been won by double digits.