It’s great being on a young team where everybody is locked in, everybody loves playing with one another and everyone is on the same page — which is to win games,” Rose said. So it’s perfect. Rose is still scoring at a nice clip — 13.1 points per game over 24 minutes — but almost always within the flow and without forcing the issue.
Charlotte Hornets (28-28, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (31-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference) New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: New York will try to prolong its six-game win streak with a victory against Charlotte. The Knicks are 19-17 against Eastern Conference opponents.
A team that once looked lottery-bound, yet again, is right in the thick of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, building momentum with every consecutive win. How they got here is clear. Tom Thibodeau accepted a challenge that several others before him failed at, some disastrously so.