Thursday, June 3, 2021 1:48 PM EST
By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP
NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone was about to head home for the summer when a “Let’s go Knicks! Let’s go Knicks!” chant broke out at the end of Game 5 at Madison Square Garden. After years of disappointing them, the New York Knicks had given their fans a team they couldn’t get enough of. Now the Knicks will work on giving them one that can be a regular contender again. A surprising first season under Tom Thibodeau ended Wednesday with a 4-1 loss in the first round to the Atlanta Hawks. It was the Knicks’ first postseason appearance since 2013.