Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 4/15/13
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The New York Knicks clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with their 90-80 win over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday in a possible preview of a second-round playoff matchup. But for a Knicks franchise still pining for its first playoff series win since 2000 -- heck, for a team that has won just one playoff game, period, in the last 11 years -- first-round success hardly feels like a given. So before New York shifts its attention to the No. 3 seed Pacers and the conference semifinals, the Knicks are going to make sure to give their first-round meeting with the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics all the attention it deserves. "(Sunday's win over Indiana) was a statement game just from the simple fact that we wanted to lock up that second seed," said Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, who scored 25 points Sunday. "We're not looking ahead to Indiana at this point. We've got to focus on Boston, and if we take care of business and we move on and Indiana is the team we play next, we'll l...
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