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#Knicks already failed to meet Woodson's goal before the All-Star Break. A modest goal for after it awaits. More:
There is one game left before the All-Star break (Wednesday vs. Raptors) and a win will give the team an 8-3 mark over the last 11 games. Woodson challenged the team to win 9 of their last 11 going into the break.
A win would give the Knicks a 33-17 record at the break. There are just 32 games left in the season and the team would need to go just 17-15 to hit the 50-win mark. They haven't had a 50-win season in over a decade.
Jeff Van Gundy's 1999-2000 team went 50-32 that season and reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
March is always the most challenging month of the Knicks schedule. In 1999-2000, the Knicks had 20 games in the month, including 12 on the road. They went 13-7.
This season, the Knicks have 19 games in March, with 10 on the road (including a five-game West Coast trip). There are also six back-to-backs in the month.
Safe to say their shot at the top spot in the Eastern Conference -- and locking up the Atlantic Division -- could be decided in right there.
Or maybe how they finish February (currently 4-2 with five games left in the month) will set the course.