The New York Knicks hold the No. 1 seed currently in the Eastern Conference. How much of an advantage do they have over their divisional opponents and the rest of the conference?
The New York Knicks, rebounding with a win against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, currently hold the best record in the NBA's Eastern Conference at 19-6. Currently the closest team to the Knicks for the top seed in the conference is the Miami Heat, who are 1.5 games back of the Knicks.
As for the Nets, they currently have a 13-12 record, tied with the Boston Celtics. Both teams are one game ahead of the Orlando Magic who are at No. 9 in the conference. The Nets and Celtics are both six games back of the Knicks.
As for the rest of the Atlantic Division, the Philadelphia 76ers, currently on a five-game losing streak, are 12-14, 7.5 games back of the Knicks. Bringing up the rear in the division is the Toronto Raptors at 8-19. Despite running off four straight wins, the Raptors are 12 games back of the Knicks.
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