We know, we hung on to the notion of a playoff boomlet far longer than was reasonable, healthy, or sane. But tonight it's likely to become official: The Knicks need one loss or one Toronto win to officially mathematically eliminate them from playoff contention. This is the last time the Knicks not making the playoffs will not be all that big of a deal; if they miss the playoffs next year, no matter what happens with LeBron and everybody else, heads will roll. So this is a historic occasion, really: You'll never care this little about missing the playoffs again. There's that!
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