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For the first time since the 2012-13 season, the New York Knicks are a playoff team.
The Knicks officially clinched one of the top six seeds in the East on Wednesday night thanks to the Boston Celtics losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers, meaning New York will avoid playing in the play-in tournament that has been installed for the end of this season. New York can still finish as high as fourth in the conference standings.
There are still three regular season games remaining and the Knicks have a long way to go to accomplish their ultimate goal, but for now, Wednesday was a well-deserved night of celebrating for a team that has smashed all outside expectations under head coach Tom Thibodeau, turning things around much, much faster than anyone could have foreseen.