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Knicks are above .500, in fourth place and believe in themselves

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose (4) attempts a layup as Detroit Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. (0) defends during the first half on Feb. 28, 2021, in Detroit. Credit: AP/Carlos Osorio

The Knicks woke up in San Antonio Monday morning to a well-deserved day off, and if most observers were blinking to be certain that the standings are true, there was little doubt within the team's locker room.

The Knicks are not threatening for a place at the top of the standings, but may be exceeding expectations in a way that no other team in the NBA is this season.