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Hoops Lab: The Leastern Conference

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings

Andre' Snellings writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Parity in the East-West disparity

On Thursday night the Nets and the Knicks faced off in an epic battle to see which team would be the King of New York. By winning, the Knicks placed themselves in a prime position to win their division and ultimately to make noise in the playoffs. In a mega market like New York, it's battles like this that define the sport and make mere men into legends. The only problem?

The Knicks and Nets are currently on pace to win 38 games. Combined.

But you want to know the REALLY funny part? That last sentence in no way negates the previous paragraph. That's right, by defeating the on-pace-to-win-23-games Nets, the on-pace-to-win-15-games Knicks PUT THEMSELVES ON PACE TO CHALLENGE FOR THEIR DIVISION LEAD! (I had to go all caps there. The absurdity makes me want to shout.)

Despite their putrid starts, the Nets and Knicks entered Thursday's game only two and three games out of first place in the Atlantic

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