The New York Knicks thoroughly demolished the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, 130-106, to record their first victory of the season. The Knicks finally gave their supporters something to cheer about, which was a fantastic way for them to begin their first home game of the season.
The demolition job on Friday was New York’s largest victory in their home debut in 25 years (h/tESPN Stats & Infoon Twitter):
The Knicks cruised to a 130-106 win over the Pistons, their largest victory in a home opener since the 1996-97 season (27 pts).
The Knicks have won their home opener by 20+ points 7 times previously, and reached the playoffs in each one of those seasons.
That is a really spectacular record-breaking victory and a very long period of time. The Knicks will be delighted to get this victory even if the Pistons aren’t really an Eastern Conference contender this year. This is especially true given their poor season-opening loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Even more significant than the record is the part regarding the playoffs. The fact that the Knicks have advanced to the postseason every single time they started the season with such a terrific performance has to be a good indicator, even though it’s obviously way too early and the sample size is very small.
No matter what, it’s not your fault that Knicks supporters are daydreaming so early in the year. But as always, they are aware that they must be careful to temper their hopes.
After a wacky stat in a rout of the Pistons, Knicks fans will be daydreaming about the postseason, according to ClutchPoints.