People are starting to pay serious attention to the Knicks, but that's no surprise. A 12-game winning streak will do that, especially when the best player is scoring like crazy. Carmelo Anthony's stats have been insane recently -- he dropped 50 points on the Heat and 36 on the Thunder, numbers that bode well for the Knicks if they end up meeting either team in the playoffs. That proposition -- a deep playoff run for New York -- doesn't seem particularly far-fetched as the regular season winds down.

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Beat the Heat?

The Knicks' streak pales in comparison to the Heat's, but New York might match up rather well against Miami in the playoffs.

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