Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/18/12
The New York Knicks' 118-110 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night was a lot like their season so far: An up-and-down affair filled with unbelievable moments of promise and equally dispiriting signs that the bubble would burst soon enough. In this game, at least, the bubble held, allowing the Knicks to win a game that moved them a step closer to locking down the No. 7 seed and a likely first-round playoff date with the Miami Heat. Bolstered by a blistering second quarter in which New York hit 11 3-pointers, the Knicks ran off to a 72-53 halftime lead. That was the magic -- the flurry of 3-pointers, J.R. Smith coming off the bench to score 15 points in the second quarter, the swelling sense of greatness that filled Madison Square Garden as the absurd barrage continued to fall through the net. It was like a little bit of Linsanity crammed into a jaw-dropping, where-did-this-come-from second quarter that had the home crowd nearly foaming at the mouth. Carmelo Anthony, oversha...
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