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nydailynews.com Updated Apr 20, 2013They must have been having a good laugh down in Miami on Saturday and not just at what the team in green was doing at the Garden in what has to rank as one of the all-time low points for a very proud Boston Celtics franchise.Upvote Share Tweet
Carmelo Anthony made big shots, but it was NY Knicks defense that led them to an 85-78 Game 1 victory over Boston CelticsThere was so much to remember about the afternoon, especially the play that closed out the Boston Celtics for good, the pass that Carmelo Anthony made to Kenyon Martin in the last minute, Martin getting offense in a Game 1 that he had helped change so m…Upvote Share Tweet
Back to Basketball: The Boston bombings hung over much of the lead-in…CNNSI.com Updated Apr 20, 2013The Boston bombings hung over much of the lead-in to the Knicks and Celtics' first playoff game. But winning was all that mattered after the opening tip at MSG, writes Ben Reiter.Upvote Share TweetChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah started Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Apr 20, 2013Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 85-78 on Saturday in their playoff opener.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Apr 20, 2013For the Nets’ first-round playoff series against the Chicago Bulls, the arena will grow even darker, with the team distributing black T-shirts to fans in hopes of creating a “blackout” in the crowd.Upvote Share Tweet
The wisdom of crowds: Here’s who you think will win each first-round playoff seriesyahoo.com Updated Apr 20, 2013We've spent the last couple of days previewing each of the eight opening-round series in the 2013 NBA Playoffs, which are set to tip off at 3 p.m. Saturday when the New York Knicks take on the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden. We've gone in-depth…Upvote Share Tweet
Fun story by the Globe's Baxter Holmes about Avery Bradley, the Celtics' defensive savant.deadspin.com Updated Apr 20, 2013Fun story by the Globe's Baxter Holmes about Avery Bradley, the Celtics' defensive savant. Read it. [Boston Globe]Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
Deron Williams Leads Nets To Game 1 WinApr 20Deron Williams talks about the Nets' Game 1 victory against the Bulls.
Williams puts game awayApr 20Brooklyn's Deron Williams takes the steal in for the reverse two-handed dunk.
Knicks try to pull away behind JR SmithApr 20JR Smith with the drive and scoop lay-in plus the foul
Carmelo On Win, Supporting BostonApr 20Carmelo Anthony talks about the Knicks' 85-78 win over the Celtics and supporting the city of Boston.
Ian Thomsen: Miller comes through in the clutch for NuggetsApr 20Three thoughts from the Nuggets' 97-95 victory over the Warriors on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round series: