Knicks Nab First Division Title since 1994
The scoreboard above the Garden floor read “Atlantic Division Champions” and blue T-shirts hung in each player’s locker with “Can’t Stop NY Knicks 2013 Division Champions” on it.
The Knicks buried the Wizards Tuesday night, 120-99, to clinch their first Atlantic Division championship since 1994. It’s the first step to what they hope will end in a march through the playoffs and their first NBA title in 40 years.
“That was our No. 1 goal, win our division,” J.R. Smith said. “Fortunately we did it. It’s a great thing to achieve one of your main goals. Now we just got to get that gold ball.”
The way the Knicks (51-26) are playing, they have emerged as a legitimate threat to the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and the rest of the championship contenders.