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Knicks, MSG Go Old School With Grandmaster Flash

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Grandmaster Flash entertains the crowd at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Grandmaster Flash entertains the crowd at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — There was an old-school vibe at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night.

The New York Knicks brought in pioneering DJ Grandmaster Flash to pump up the crowd.

In an age of iPod mashups, the 53-year-old Grandmaster Flash still was spinning vinyl — the record players hooked into a laptop, of course — from his booth off a corner of the court during the pregame, timeouts and at halftime.

Grandmaster Flash wasn’t the only hot item on the court, as the Knicks put together a fourth-quarter rally to beat the Heat 93-88.

The DJ from the Bronx, who is one of the inventors of hip-hop, played for a star-studded crowd that included Kanye West, Q-Tip and Fat Joe.

Before the game, Amar’e Stoudemire was voted an All-Star starter, the first Knicks player to earn the honor since star Patrick Ewing in 1997. Behind Stoudemire, the Knicks are 23-21, second in the Atlantic Division.

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Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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