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The New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.
Prigioni sprained his right ankle Wednesday in the regular-season finale. Coach Mike Woodson says Saturday that Prigioni has been running and ''coming along nicely,'' but wanted to give him a few more days off.
The Knicks were 16-2 when Prigioni, a 35-year-old Argentine in his rookie NBA season, was in the starting lineup.
Copeland, also a rookie, closed the season with consecutive 30-point games and was the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for April.
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New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson doesn’t think Amar’e Stoudemire will play in the team’s opening-round playoff series against the Boston Celtics. “I think he’s going to be out,
Despite being held scoreless over 20 minutes in an 85-78 victory over the seventh-seeded Boston Celtics on Saturday, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson claims to be unconcerned about Tyson Chandler‘s neck injury and stamina. More worrisome than placing a zero in the box score, the 30-year-old Chandler grabbed a measly five boards in the first-round showdown this weekend. “It...
By Kenneth Teape
Final Score: Celtics: 78 Knicks: 85
It was a tale of two halves this afternoon between the Knicks and Celtics as decently paced, high scoring first half turned into a drag-em out physical game in the second half. The second half was a flashback for Knicks fans who have been relating this team to the 90’s Knicks as both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket...
By Kenneth Teape
After a 19-year wait the Knicks once again sit atop the Atlantic Division as champions, fitting that their first round matchup will be against the Boston Celtics, winners of the past four Atlantic Division crowns before this season. This will be one of the more entertaining first round series of the NBA Playoffs this season as the rivals thoroughly dislike each...
Celtics Players and What to Watch For:
Today at 3pm the New York Knicks will begin their journey on a road to a hopeful Championship run. The first obstacle for the Knicks is the dreaded Boston Celtics who are not as good as the old Celtics, but still playoff tested and dangerous.
Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jeff Green are now the Celtics nucleus. Pierce is not...
If this doesn’t get you off your couch, nothing will.
The Knicks took a very crucial game one in this best of seven series first round playoff match-up against the Boston Celtics. Even without the youth or talent of past years, the Celtics still know how to turn it up a notch come playoff time. The Knicks had real trouble slowing them down in the beginning of the game. They gave up twenty nine first quarter points to the Celtics but...
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
The Boston Celtics won't have to worry about stopping New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire because they likely won't see him. According to Ian Begley of ESPN New York, the Knicks camp is doubtful that Stoudemire will play in the first round Celtics-Knicks series. Stoudemire has been absent from the team for more than a month after needing a second debridement on this...
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire is still not healthy enough to play in the upcoming first round playoff match-up against the Boston Celtics. But despite him not being able to get on the court, Amar’e is still finding a way to make himself heard in this series. Specifically, via a guarantee. Per ESPN New York: [...]
The Turn On The Knicks staff gives their predictions for the first round of the NBA playoffs, which tip-off this Saturday.
BUCKS VS. HEAT
Joe Caporoso - Sometimes you don’t want to over-think these things. The Heat are one of the best teams we have seen in the past decade, if not longer. The Bucks are a sub .500 team, who despite having their share of scorers, will be overmatched...
Well here we are, the playoffs. One would be in hard-pressed to find a team that is as experienced(read: old) as the Celtics are. Boston rolling into New York to tip off the first round of the 2012-2013 playoffs on April 20th at 3 pm. The Knicks own the season series at an edge of 3 games to 1 in handily fashion. The Knicks have certainly been a team to reckon with this season...
Paul Pierce drew a lot of double-teams, which worked in Boston's favor.This is the first in a (hopefully) long series of posts detailing Boston’s in-game sets and adjustments during the playoffs, featuring a positive and a negative from each game.Positive: Successful isolation playsThere’s a reason players who excel in “hero ball” sets are usually considered successful...
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
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A wild matinee took place in Madison Square Garden as the New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 85-78 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
The first clash between the two Atlantic division squads did not disappoint, especially from a New York state of mind. In the first half of play both teams, respectively,...