Knicks’ NBA Schedule Post All-Star Break: Opening Night Against Giannis Antetokounmpo & Other Important Fixtures

Published 02/25/2021, 12:00 AM EST
Feb 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks dribbles against Jarred Vanderbilt #8 of the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first half at Madison Square Garden on February 21, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports


The New York Knicks are focused on securing a place in the postseason this year for the first time after 2013. But it looks like the second half of the schedule which was just released won’t make it very easy for them to get there. With a 15-17 record in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks are standing sixth.

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Only five more games are left before the second half of the 72 game season kicks off for New York. Can they sustain themselves for 40 more games to secure a place in the playoffs?

Before the second half begins, they have one very challenging matchup to overcome, which is against the Golden State Warriors. It will be interesting to see if their superstar Julius Randle can take on Steph Curry.

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After that, they are facing the Sacramento Kings, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, and San Antonio Spurs. These are games that can actually improve their record to a great extent.

New York Knicks schedule after All-Star break

The Knicks could really use the rest they are getting in this All-Star break because what’s waiting for them on the other side is going to shake them up a little. They start off with four games on the road against the Bucks, OKC, Nets, and then the 76ers.

But the toughest part would be the month of May. En route to the West, they will have to face the Rockets, Grizzlies, Nuggets, Suns, Clippers, and the Lakers. This is the crucial phase that can really affect their chances for a place in the playoffs.

Feb 13, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Houston Rockets guard Mason Jones (9) drives against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (4) in the second quarter at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Knicks: March 2021 schedule

  • March 11 – Milwaukee Bucks (Away)
  • March 13 – Oklahoma City Thunder (Away)
  • March 15 – Brooklyn Nets (Away)
  • March 16 – Philadelphia 76ers (Away)
  • March 18 – Orlando Magic (Home)
  • March 21 – Philadelphia 76ers (Home)
  • March 23 – Washington Wizards (Home)
  • March 25 – Washington Wizards (Home)
  • March 27 – Milwaukee Bucks (Away)
  • March 29 – Miami Heat (Home)
  • March 31 – Minnesota Timberwolves (Away)

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April 2021 schedule

  • April 2 – Dallas Mavericks (Home) 
  • April 3 – Detroit Pistons (Away)
  • April 5 – Brooklyn Nets (Away)
  • April 7 – Boston Celtics (Away)
  • April 9 – Memphis Grizzlies (Home)
  • April 11 – Toronto Raptors (Home)
  • April 12 – Los Angeles Lakers (Home)
  • April 14 – New Orleans Pelicans (Away)
  • April 16 – Dallas Mavericks (Away)
  • April 18 – New Orleans Pelicans (Home)
  • April 20 – Charlotte Hornets (Home)
  • April 21 – Atlanta Hawks (Home)
  • April 24 – Toronto Raptors (Home)
  • April 26 – Phoenix Suns (Home)
  • April 28 – Chicago Bulls (Home)

May 2021 schedule

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  • May 2 – Houston Rockets (Away)
  • May 3 – Memphis Grizzlies (Away)
  • May 5 – Denver Nuggets (Away)
  • May 7 – Phoenix Suns (Away)
  • May 9 – LA Clippers (Away)
  • May 11 – Los Angeles Lakers (Away)
  • TBD Charlotte Hornets (Home)
  • TBD – Boston Celtics (Home)
Feb 21, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks looks to pass as Jarred Vanderbilt #8 and Anthony Edwards #1 of the Minnesota Timberwolves defend during the first half at Madison Square Garden on February 21, 2021 in New York City. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Their strategy should be to take the lead in the earlier matchups because chances are that the battles in May will really pull them behind. They need to ensure that their entire roster is healthy and fit to fight for a playoff berth. After seeing their hectic schedule, do you see the Knicks becoming playoff contenders this season?

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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