NBA Playoffs: New York Knicks Starting Lineup Against Atlanta Hawks For Game 4 Tonight

Published 05/30/2021, 1:08 PM EDT
May 16, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks forward Julius Randle (30) celebrates with guard Derrick Rose (4) after their game against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters


The Knicks face off against the Atlanta Hawks in their first round of the playoffs. Given that the Knicks are playing their first playoff series after eight long years, their is certainly immense hype surrounding this match-up.

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While the Knicks had a disappointing debut in the Garden, they made a resounding comeback in their second home game. With Derrick Rose turning back the clock and Julius Randle making some tough shots in the second half, the Knicks tied the series 1-1.

May 28, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) shoots the ball over New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (4) in the first quarter during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Knicks fans hoped that their team could carry on this momentum in their third game, but the team certainly didn’t step up. While Rose continued his immaculate form scoring 29 points, other players like Julius Randle and RJ Barrett failed to step up.

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With the Hawks dismantling their defense, the Knicks fell to a 2-1 deficit in the game and need to steal a game away from the fifth seeded team led by Trae Young making their upcoming matchup a must-win game.

New York Knicks starting lineup against the Atlanta Hawks

The Knicks certainly need their starting lineup to step up and especially big performances from MIP Julius Randle and RJ Barrett. Ahead of their must win game take a look at their starting lineup.

Starting Lineup

Derrick Rose (G)

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RJ Barrett (G)

RJ Bullock (F)

Julius Randle (F)

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Taj Gibson (C)

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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