New York Knicks fans were disappointed by the Atlanta Hawks being kicked out of the NBA playoffs, but they still showed praise for a bright season.
On Wednesday night, the Hawks finished the Knicks at Madison Square Garden with a 103-89 win in Game 5.
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Despite the disappointment of a first-round exit, the Knicks Twitter was largely positive when they reflected back on the surprising 2020-21 season.
Knicks fans pulled out of playoffs feeling grateful
After the loss, fans wanted to acknowledge what an exciting season was.
Ben Stiller kept his message of support short and sweet.
In fact, New York did much more than fans expected before the season.
Despite the silent postseason, Julius Randall deserves a lot of credit for this.
Sam Veseney of The Athletic credits the team for bringing the fun while exceeding expectations.
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The Knicks will now regroup and look forward to next season. Expectations will be higher than ever, knowing that Randall has true All-Star potential.
Of course, a ton of decisions will need to be made on the personnel front. Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, Reggie Bullock, Taj Gibson and Nerlens Noel are among the players to become free agents.
For now, New York fans can sit back and enjoy the rest of the playoffs while admiring the ride they got in 2021.
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