WATCH: Knicks Fans Chant For Brooklyn Nets Following Game 2 Win Over Atlanta Hawks

Published 05/27/2021, 12:51 AM EDT
May 26, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (4) celebrates his basket scored against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of game two of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


After waiting eight years to see the Knicks in the playoffs, fans have been celebrating and cheering as if they have won the championship already. The Madison Square Garden hasn’t seen such enthusiasm in a long while, and it only gets better from here. In fact, the Brooklyn Nets are also playing spectacularly and secured their second game of the first-round series as well. This had Knicks fans even more hyped and they started to cheer for the Nets as well.

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Brooklyn Nets’ unexpected supporters

MSG looked like a madhouse more than an arena as the Knicks tied the series against the Atlanta Hawks with an incredible 101-92 win. The excitement inside automatically doubled with the Knicks’ superfan Spike Lee also jumping in celebration as they continued their pursuit of round 2.

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This wasn’t the only reason for New York to celebrate. Their other team, the Brooklyn Nets, also had their way with the Boston Celtics, taking a 2-0 lead with a blowout 130-108 victory.

In fact, Knicks fans couldn’t contain their happiness and were standing outside MSG, chanting “We want Brooklyn”. It is safe to say that they were as loud outside as they were inside.

LeBron James and other NBA players couldn’t believe their ears and eyes. Nobody has seen this kind of support in decades. One can only assume that this might get louder if the Knicks and the Nets keep going deeper into the postseason.

 

The Knicks take over the Hawks

After falling short in their first game against the Hawks, the Knicks surged back to even out the series. Along with Randle, Derrick Rose’s incredible 26 points also played a big role in their victory.

Without a doubt, Rose was the best player on the floor tonight. He is the reason the Knicks had control of the game from start to finish.

And what added to this was Young sitting out for most of when the Knicks were on a 30-8 run. The Hawks had their double-digit lead stripped off of them in front of their eyes.

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After seeing the way the first game went, everyone had predicted that this series was going to get down to the wire. With the tie, the Knicks have some pressure off of them. However, everyone can’t wait to see how much crazier Knicks fans can get as the series progresses.

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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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