Of the main rotation players, only Mitchell and Cedi Osman have been a part of winning playoff basketball. The Knicks are led by Brunson, who was the second-best player during the Mavs’ Western Conference Finals run last year. The Knicks are young and mostly inexperienced too, but they are playing with house money, after exceeding everyone’s expectations this season. Tom Thibodeau has had his best season as New York’s head coach, but he will need to keep the momentum going in order for the Knicks to make a deep playoff run as well. Vegas pegged Cleveland as the favorite in this matchup, still, anyone who has watched how much the Cavs depend on superstar outputs from Mitchell and Darius Garland (pictured) knows how fragile and lopsided the team’s offense is.
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