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Knicks shut down Celtics to take 2-0 lead

Knicks shut down Celtics to take 2-0 lead

ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Apr 23, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19 and the New York Knicks opened a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics with an 87-71 victory Tuesday night.
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  • Knicks' Stoudemire may return in 2nd round

    Knicks' Stoudemire may return in 2nd round

    ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    Injured New York Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire believes that if his rehab progresses without a setback, he could return in the second round of the playoffs.
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  • Prigioni returns to Knicks' lineup for Game 2

    Prigioni returns to Knicks' lineup for Game 2

    nba.com ESPN.com Apr 23, 2013
    Pablo Prigioni is back in the New York Knicks' starting lineup for Game 2 of their playoff series against Boston after missing the opener with a sprained right ankle.
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  • The Chicago Bulls seemed pretty stoked to beat the Brooklyn Net…

    The Chicago Bulls seemed pretty stoked to beat the Brooklyn Nets and even up their series (Video)

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Apr 23, 2013
    "[...] In all my years in this, one thing has never changed: You win with serious, tough-minded players. That never changes." - Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, to Yahoo! Sports NBA columnist Adrian Wojnarowski, after his team's grind-it-out mast
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  • As expected, Chris Paul rewards Clippers' faith in his greatnes…

    As expected, Chris Paul rewards Clippers' faith in his greatness

    CNNSI.com Apr 23, 2013
    Winning games at the buzzer is part of why the Clippers brought Chris Paul to L.A. As few others can, he delivered with a 93-91 Game 2 win over Memphis, writes Lee Jenkins.
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  • Chris Paul Snatches the Grizzlies’ Soul; Clowns Force Kobe Brya…

    Chris Paul Snatches the Grizzlies’ Soul; Clowns Force Kobe Bryant Off Twitter

    dimemag.com Apr 23, 2013
    C. P. 3. Game 2 on last night’s schedule was light years better than the opener; the second being an intense, ultra physical between the Clippers and the Grizzlies that came down to an incredible last-second bucket by the aforementioned Chris Paul. [Che
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  • Knicks Celtics Game 1 result shows NBA Playoffs first round can…

    Knicks Celtics Game 1 result shows NBA Playoffs first round can be slow-paced television

    nydailynews.com Apr 23, 2013
    Anyone mesmerized by the Celtics’ eight-point, fourth-quarter outburst in the Gulag Saturday afternoon received a verbal slap in the face courtesy of Jeff (Shecky) Van Gundy. His message was clear: The time you are wasting is your own. “No one in the
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  • Video - Knicks Shut Down Celtics 87-71 01:14

    Knicks Shut Down Celtics 87-71

    Apr 23
    Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 34 points.
  • Video - TrueHoop TV: With Eddie Huang 05:58

    TrueHoop TV: With Eddie Huang

    Apr 23
    The author, chef and Knick fan developed his signature skirt steak recipe while napping through a Knicks game in the Jamal Crawford years, and he says his hatred of the Nets "could power New York for a day."
  • Video - Knicks Shut Down Celtics 02:24

    Knicks Shut Down Celtics

    Apr 23
    Carmelo Anthony leads the Knicks with 34 points.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA -- New Cavaliers coach Mike Brown only had eyes for Cleveland

    Apr 23
    New Cavaliers coach Mike Brown had eyes only for Cleveland, writes Brian Windhorst.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers, Mike Brown negotiating contract -- sources

    Apr 23
    Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently negotiating a contract that will make him the team's coach -- for the second time, according to league sources.
  • Mike Brown agrees to four-year, $20 million deal with Cleveland Cavaliers,…

    Apr 23
    Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting back together. Brown has agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal with a fifth-year team option, sources told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.
  • Sources: Brown, Cavs agree to 5-year deal

    Apr 23
    Mike Brown and the Cleveland Cavaliers are getting back together. Brown has agreed to a five-year, $20 million deal, sources told ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst and ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Tuesday.