Jim Rogash

NBA Playoffs 2013, Knicks vs. Celtics: New York holds off Boston's comeback, wins in 6

The Celtics rallied from a 3-0 series deficit to force a Game 6. They nearly rallied from a 26-point fourth quarter deficit in that game. In the end, though, the Knicks held them off to advance to the second round.

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What's next for Garnett, Pierce?

The Celtics appear to be near the end of their journey with Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. Might the two future Hall of Famers return or retire in unison?

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Celtics lurch into the unknown

With Boston eliminated, what comes next is far from certain.

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In praise of the Knicks

It was a bit more difficult than predicted, but New York finally ended a long drought with a playoff series win.

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Rivers undecided on return to Celtics

Doc Rivers' tenure as Boston's head coach sounds like it will continue — but the coach said repeatedly that he hasn't made a decision yet.

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Knicks finish Celtics, 88-80, despite rally

The Celtics dug themselves a hole too deep against the Knicks on Friday night. But their attempt to rise out of it was stirring.

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Knicks try to solve struggles in Game 4

After going up 3-0, the Knicks are dealing with the specter of becoming the first team to blow a 3-0 lead in a series, some ugly offense, and some off-court gags gone awry. Can the Celtics force Game 7, playing with house money in Boston?

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What's wrong with the Knicks?

Whether it was the Knicks' off-court gimmickry or their on-court insistence on isolation, the squad was out of sorts in Game 5 against Boston, and could be trouble after taking a 3-0 series lead.

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Anthony struggles for a second straight game

A second straight poor performance from Carmelo Anthony resulted in another Knicks loss on Wednesday. It also allowed questions about Anthony's playoff struggles to resurface.

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Kevin Garnett's resurgence has keyed Celtics' run

The Boston Celtics survived elimination for the second straight game Wednesday against the New York Knicks, and it was thanks in large part to the play of a resurgent Kevin Garnett, who now claims four straight double-doubles.

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Buried? No, alive

The Knicks prepared for the Celtics' funeral. Instead, Game 5 buried New York's confidence.

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Garnett leads Celtics to surprising Game 5 win

Five players scored in double figures for the Boston Celtics Wednesday night, fueling a surprising Game 5 victory against the New York Knicks. The series now shifts back to Boston for Game 6 Friday with the Celtics down 3-2.

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Anthony suffers minor shoulder injury

Carmelo Anthony suffered an apparent shoulder injury after getting tangled up with Kevin Garnett in Game 5 of the Knicks opening round playoff series against the Celtics on Wednesday.

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Knicks again look to close out Celtics

J.R. Smith returns to the lineup as the Knicks will look to send home the Celtics in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden.

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Carmelo still confident despite Game 4 loss

The Boston Celtics swarmed Carmelo Anthony to win Game 4, but the New York Knicks forward isn't worried with the series heading back to Madison Square Garden.

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Did J.R. Smith's elbow wake up Terry, Celtics?

Jason Terry awoke in overtime as the Boston Celtics held off the New York Knicks on Sunday.

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No brooms in Boston

Not in Boston. Jason Terry fueled an overtime run to ensure that the Celtics wouldn't go down in four in front of the home crowd, and then talked all about it.

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Celtics survive elimination to beat Knicks in OT

Paul Pierce led the Celtics to a victory to force Game 5 of the opening-round series against the New York Knicks.

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Celtics lead Knicks at halftime

The Boston Celtics have dominated the New York Knicks, who are missing J.R. Smith's scoring in the first half.

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Boston's last stand?

The Knicks could advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000.

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Beaten down and beat up

Beaten down and beat up, Boston is rudderless in a series that's all but over. Paul Flannery reports from Game 3.

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Knicks blow out Celtics, take 3-0 series lead

New York continued to really dig in on the defensive end, forcing 17 turnovers and holding the Celtics to just 40 percent shooting from the floor.

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Knicks vs. Celtics, Game 3: Boston needs a win

The Boston Celtics have slipped into an 0-2 hole in their opening round series against the New York Knicks. If they hope to make a move, they probably need to act now.

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Miss you, Playoff Rondo

The 2013 NBA Playoffs just aren't the same without Rajon Rondo, who is sitting after tearing his ACL in January. We look back at some of Rondo's best playoff moments.

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Rivers fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

Celtics head coach Doc Rivers ripped the referees for fouls called on Kevin Garnett after Boston's 85-71 loss to the Knicks in Game 2.

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Amare could return for Knicks in second round

The New York Knicks eye a return for forward Amare Stoudemire in the second round of the playoffs.

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KG 'good to go' for Game 3 despite hip problem

The Boston Celtics' center will be able to play Friday after suffering an injury in Game 2 against the New York Knicks.

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Doc says C's can't solely rely on crowd in Game 3

Down 2-0 against the Knicks, the Celtics could use a big boost from their home crowd in Game 3. But head coach Doc Rivers says that his team can't rely on the passionate crowd to win.

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Celtics face their mortality, again

Down 2-0, is it time to give up on the Celtics? Wait one more game, writes Paul Flannery, because Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett deserve that much.

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Is Celtics' second half offense a fatal flaw?

The Celtics knew what needed to change going into Game 2 and couldn't adjust. Will an inability to execute the offense late in games be Boston's fatal flaw?

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Doc calls fouls on Garnett 'horrendous'

Celtics coach Doc Rivers wasn't too happy with the officiating during Tuesday night's loss in New York.

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Knicks win 87-71 as Celtics offense goes cold

After scoring just 25 points in the second half of Game 1, the Celtics could muster just 23 points in the final 24 minutes of Tuesday's loss to New York.

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Pierce, Terry have Boston ahead at halftime

The scoring of veterans Paul Pierce and Jason Terry has powered Boston to a 48-42 lead over the Knicks at halftime.

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Celtics vs. Knicks: Game 2 preview

Will New York be able to protect their home court or will the series head back to Boston tied at 1-1?

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Schedule for Tuesday's NBA Playoffs action

The Nuggets, Knicks and Heat all look to get one game closer to the next round on Tuesday night.

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Where Boston can find offense in game 2

The Celtics made only 27 field goals in Game 1 against the Knicks and in the fourth quarter scored eight points. All is not lost, though, as the Knicks' defense has weak links to attack.

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Why you should watch Celtics-Knicks

The opening round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs features an unusually high number of intriguing matchups, but Paul Flannery explains why Knicks-Celtics takes the cake.

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Knicks' Prigioni probable on Tuesday vs. Celtics

The New York Knicks will likely receive a boost in the backcourt in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics.

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Celtics search for continuity

The Boston Celtics' rotations have been a flux all season, making their search for finding continuity and togetherness difficult. Our report from a day-off practice.

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'Melo continues impressive scoring in Game 1

Carmelo Anthony's torrid April continued in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs.

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The pass Melo had to make

Given Boston's defense, Carmelo Anthony had to pass the ball. He succeeded in Game 1. Paul Flannery breaks down the game from New York.

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Chandler 'felt great' despite limited minutes

Knicks center Tyson Chandler insisted that his neck injury was not an issue despite playing only 20 minutes in a Game 1 victory over the Celtics.

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Rivers unhappy with 2nd-half offense

The Celtics scored just 25 points in the second half of their Game 1 loss to the Knicks.

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Melo leads Knicks to Game 1 victory

The Knicks opened the 2013 NBA Playoffs with a hard-fought win over the Celtics.

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No restrictions for KG in Game 1

No restrictions for Kevin Garnett is huge for the Celtics, as their defense is elite when he's on the floor.

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Prigs out for Game 1, Copeland to start

Pablo Prigioni's absence is a tough blow for the Knicks, but Chris Copeland has played well as a starter.

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Celtics, Knicks kick off playoffs

The Knicks and Celtics tip off their first-round playoff series with Game 1 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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Knicks favored over Boston

The Celtics swept the Knicks the last time the two teams met in the playoffs, but will things change this time around? Oddsmakers think so.

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Knicks picked as slight favorite against Celtics

Predictions give the New York Knicks a slight edge in their first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

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KG's last stand?

Longtime rivals renew acquaintances as the Knicks host the Celtics in game of their Eastern Conference Playoff series.

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Melo will again shoulder Knicks in playoffs

In their two prior playoff appearances, the New York Knicks have either been underwhelming or injury-plagued, and their 2013 playoff run will again be shouldered upon Carmelo Anthony.

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Celtics can end an era going down swinging

Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and the Boston Celtics might be facing their last postseason run together.

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Prigioni expected to miss Game 1 vs. Celtics

How much will the absence of Prigioni impact New York in the postseason?

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Melo's time is now

Breaking down the key elements to the Knicks-Celtics series, where all eyes will be on Carmelo Anthony.

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J.R. Smith looking to cash in with big playoffs

J.R. Smith is going to sign a big-money contract this summer, but he can make it even bigger with a strong postseason.

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Carmelo, 'Big Two' looking for big playoff series

Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Garnett and other stars all have something to prove when the Knicks and Celtics meet in the opening round of the playoffs.

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The new Celtics dribble handoff

The semi-emergence of Jeff Green has allowed the Celtics to breathe new life into one of their most-used offensive sets.

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The Knicks' triple ball screen

The Knicks have been creative in their use of pick and rolls all season. Mike Woodson's wonkiest one of all: a pick and roll that involves three players screening for his point guard.

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Knicks take series edge over Boston into playoffs

The Knicks have won three in a row against the Celtics.

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