NBA: Eastern Conference early season review
Nearly a week into the NBA season, lets take a look at how things are going out East.
The New York Knicks have looked fantastic in their two games, going 2-0, with lopsided victories over the defending champion Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers. What makes this even more impressive is that they are doing it without the services of their star big man, Amar’e Stoudemire, who is expected to be out 6-8 weeks. Granted we are using an extremely small sample size here, but the Knicks are going to be a legitimate threat this year. They may not be favorites to win a title quite yet, but they should challenge for the Atlantic division crown.
The defending champion Heat, are currently 2-1, with victories over the Boston Celtics on opening night and the Denver Nuggets in a high scoring affair on Saturday. Their lone defeat, as mentioned earlier, came at the hands of the Knicks.
The new look Brooklyn Nets have only played one game thus far due to Hurricane Sandy, as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 10-7-100, behind a 27 point effort from center Brook Lopez.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic are the other undefeated clubs out east, both with 2-0 records thus far, while the Detroit Pistons at 0-3 and the Washington Wizards at 0-2 are the only winless clubs out east.