The 2021 NBA Playoffs are set to get underway on Saturday, May 22 after the play-in tournament. We still have a few series that need to be decided, but we already know the matchups for the 4-5 seeds in the Eastern Conference.
The No. 4 seeded New York Knicks will host the No. 5 seeded Atlanta Hawks in the first round of the East playoff bracket. Both teams are back in the postseason after long layoffs and both teams have aspirations of making a surprise run through the conference. These two teams finished tied in the standings at 41-31 but the Knicks won swept the season series 3-0. This is the first playoff appearance for Hawks PG Trae Young and the first time the Knicks are in the postseason since 2013.
Here we’re going to track the results and provide everything you need to know for the series, including odds, betting and fantasy basketball picks and injury reports. We’ll also add in the schedule when that’s released with TV info and game times.
Game 1, Sunday, May 23: Hawks 107, Knicks 105
Game 2, Wednesday, May 26: Knicks 101, Hawks 92
Game 3, Friday, May 28: Hawks 105, Knicks 94
Game 4, Sunday, May 30: Hawks 113, Knicks 96
Game 5, Wednesday, June 2: Hawks 103, Knicks 89
Game 6, Friday, June 4: Knicks vs. Hawks* TBD
Game 7, Sunday, June 6: Hawks vs. Knicks* TBD