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Where: Madison Square Garden, New York
When: Sunday April 13, 00:30 BST
The playoff hunt is over for the New York Knicks, and so they will be merely playing for pride as they take to the court on Sunday to face the Chicago Bulls.
Despite their win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday, their fate was sealed without even playing on Saturday after the Atlanta Hawks beat the Miami Heat.
New York (34-45) were officially eliminated as a result, and J.R. Smith insisted that they can’t be mad at anyone but themselves after a disappointing season.
They will now hope to at least end the season well starting against the Bulls (47-32), who arrive looking to extend their seven-game winning streak.
Chicago have moved one game ahead of Toronto for the No.3 seed after storming back against the Pistons on Friday, and while they have already clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs, they will be looking at making the third seed their own.
The message is clear from within the Bulls camp, and that is they just want to finish the season strong as ultimately if things finish the way it currently stands, they would avoid Brooklyn in the first round and take on Indiana in the second.
That could suit a Bulls team that has overcome all the odds thus far having lost Derrick Rose to injury and Luol Deng in a trade deal, and a win in New York would only add to their confidence levels with match-ups against Orlando and Charlotte remaining.
Wandering eyes will also be on Carmelo Anthony in this game, as although speculation has eased over his future since the arrival of Phil Jackson as team president, could this be one of his final home appearances for the Knicks?