After a West Coast road trip with solid wins over the Kings, Warriors and Jazz and defeating the Nets 110-81 at MSG last night, the Knicks are technically holders of the Eastern Conference’s eighth and final playoff spot. The Knicks’ recent play—good for twelve wins in their last fifteen games—has surprised many.

What’s changed?

Amar’e Stoudemire has flourished since being inserted into the starting lineup and had an impressive March as well, averaging 16.9 points a game during the month, easily his best since 2011-12.