It's been a week since Mike D'Antoni's resignation and the Mike Woodson coached Knicks are on a five game winning streak.
The Knicks won an impressive home and home against the Indiana Pacers over St.Patricks Day weekend and edged out the Atlantic division leading Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
The defense that Knicks' fans have been begging for all season long has emerged, led by center Tyson Chandler. Chandler has even run with the second unit at times to hold down the fort defensively.
Iman Shumpart has been a sparkplug off the bench with his aggressive defense and uptempo style of play.
Coach Woodson has made it clear that he wants Amar'e Stoudemire more involved in the team's offensive game plan, and it's been evident by his resurgent performances during the winning streak. STAT has lost some weight recently to aleviate the pressure on his ailing back and knees and is looking like his old self out on the floor.
Despite rumors of being benched in favor of veteran point guard Baron Davis, Jeremy Lin has continued to be productive as the starter. His penetrating and attacking style of play is the catalyst to the at times stagnant Knicks offense.
The Knicks look more solidified out there under Mike Woodson, a positive sign for the Knicks moving forward. With the playoffs less than a month away the Knicks could be gearing up to move up in the standings and perhaps even upset a team like the Orlando Magic in the first round.
Next up for the Knicks is a rematch of Tuesday nights' matchup against the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre on Friday night. The Knicks beat the Raptors convicingly at home and look to do the same in the Great White North.