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3 must watch games for the Knicks following NBA schedule release

Knicks, NBA schedule release

The NBA schedule release is upon us and it’s time to start circling in the must watch games for the New York Knicks.

Tom Thibodeau’s club is coming off a 41-31 campaign that saw them as the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. They added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier as the newcomers to the group this offseason as the Knicks look to take the next step.

Here are three must watch games for the Knicks following the NBA schedule release.

3.) vs. Brooklyn Nets / April 6th

The Brooklyn Nets will bring back their big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving. For Brooklyn it’s simple, if they can stay healthy they have as good a shot as anyone to capture the NBA title.

It’s hard to say if there’s a legitimate rivalry going on with the Knicks and the Nets but the two fan bases don’t vibe with one another, that much is certain.

The battle for bragging rights to NYC will be in full effect in 2021 with both teams looking to build off of their successes from a season ago.

Lock in this matchup on April 6 at the end of the year, as the one to circle between the two. The big three weren’t all together for a game at Madison Square Garden last year let’s hope all three are healthy for this one as they will certainly be welcomed with open arms (not) by the Knicks faithful.

2.) @ Boston Celtics / December 18th

New York added Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier this offseason who both played for the Boston Celtics last season. While Fournier was a trade deadline acquisition and Walker only spent a couple of seasons with the team, it’s still one to definitely circle on the calendar.

Factor in as well that the Knicks sand Celtics could be battling for postseason seeding near the tail end of the season, this matchup at TD Garden will be electric.

The stars will be out in full force with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown repping the C’s and Julius Randle, Kemba Walker and RJ Barrett on the other end.

1.) vs. Atlanta Hawks / December 25th (Christmas Day)

This is by far the number one easiest must watch game for the Knicks on the schedule.

It’s very possible some games on the backend of the schedule will hold higher importance if playoff seeding is on the line but, we all know what happened with the Atlanta Hawks and the Knicks last season.

New York dominated the Hawks in the regular season but Atlanta took the games that mattered when they booted the Knicks from round one of the playoffs in just five games. The series was super edgy as both teams reappeared in the postseason after suffering droughts.

Trae Young will certainly be embracing his role as the Grinch when he enters Madison Square Garden on Christmas Day.

It’s the perfect matchup to kickoff the December 25th festivities and the two teams will not be exchanging presents, that much is certain.

There are tons of intriguing games all over the schedule for the Knicks. What do you think of these being the top three?

The full schedule is here.