‘The New York Times’ predicts the New York Knicks’ championship hopes on a ‘totally unrealistic’ season

A New York Daily News columnist predicts the Knicks will be “totally unrealistically” expected to win their first championship since 1995 when they host the Toronto Raptors on Monday night.

Anthony Scaramucci, who writes for the Daily News, tweeted Sunday that he predicted the Knicks would win their second title in three seasons when the franchise returns to the court for a game at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday.

He wrote: “The New Yorkers are a team of dreams and we have to win two in a row to make a statement that we have a championship team.”

It’s the first time the Knicks have won two straight since 1996 when they beat the Miami Heat to capture the NBA’s title.

It’s also the first championship for the franchise since 2004 when the team lost in the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Celtics.

The Knicks have lost four of their last six games, including two in consecutive nights, and have lost 13 of 19.

They have won just six of their past 18 regular-season games.

Ahead of their Monday matchup, New York is tied for the second-worst record in the NBA at 15-35.

The Warriors (20-11) have clinched their first-ever NBA title and have clinching homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

They play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Golden State’s victory Sunday was its fourth in a five-game series with New York.

The Warriors have won seven straight overall.

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