Golden State Warriors vs. New York Knicks: Who Has the Edge?

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Feb. 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives to the net around Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) during the fourth quarter at Madison Square Garden. Knicks won 109-105. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks were one of the best teams in the NBA last season.  They were good enough to finish 54-28 and claimed the second seed in the Eastern Conference.  However, if the Knicks played in the Western Conference, they would have finished as only a six seed.

Although some people – like Jason Terry – don’t think the Knicks are championship contenders, they should not be ruled out.  Carmelo Anthony is one of the best players in the league and was the scoring champion last year.  As long as they have him, they have a chance to make a strong push for the Eastern Conference Title.

The Golden State Warriors had some entertaining games against the Knicks last year.  Curry’s 54-point game, even though it resulted in a loss, put him in the national spotlight and gave all Warriors fans something to be excited about.  Another game resulted in a 29-point blowout for the Warriors.

This season’s matchups are sure to be just as fun to watch.  Curry and Anthony are two of the best scorers in the game.  Andre Iguodala and J.R. Smith are sure to make a few exciting games each game.

The Warriors are expected to improve on last season’s record of 47-35, but the Knicks may have already hit their regular season peak.  Who will have the upper hand next season? Let’s take a look.