Boston Celtics

Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Anthony Comes Up Big When It Matters, Eliminated Celtics Pondering Future

The Knicks are writing a new chapter of history after winning their first playoff series since 2000.


The Knicks celebrate their playoff series win over the Celtics following their Game 6 victory on May 3, 2013, in Boston. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Withstand Rally, Finish Off Celtics In Game 6 For First Series Win Since 2000

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the postseason for the first time since 2000.


La La Anthony (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Covergirl)

Carmelo Anthony Doesn’t Blame LaLa For Being Upset Following Game 5

“I would be upset, too, if I was her,’’ Anthony said. “She’s always getting thrown into the mix of the Boston Celtics series. I would be upset if I was her. She’s her own person at the end of the day.”


2013 Celtics (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) and 2004 Red Sox (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Giglio: Knicks-Celtics Series Is Far From 2004 Yankees-Red Sox ALCS

Outside of the cities that the respective teams represent, there is little that connects the 2004 Yankees and Red Sox to the 2013 Knicks and Celtics.


Carmelo Anthony passes the ball against the Boston Celtics during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Need To Forget The Nonsense And Play Their Game

If this series goes seven games, watch out. There’s a good chance the Knicks would completely unravel under the pressure.


Mike Woodson (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Woodson Upset With Knicks’ Funeral Wear, Says He ‘Absolutely’ Would Have Stopped It

“I made reference to our guys, you need to stay out of the papers and just concentrate on playing,” Woodson said. “That’s not important. What you’re wearing doesn’t have anything to do with how you play on the basketball floor.”


J.R. Smith fouled by Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

J.R. Smith Swears Off Black After Knicks’ ‘Funeral’ Stunt Backfires

“Well, we was going to a funeral, but it looks like we got buried,” Smith said. “Basketball is a very humbling game.”


J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks argues a call during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: How Else To Say It? Knicks’ Offense Stinks

Knicks fans should have known better. I should have known better. We got sucked in to the great play of a maddeningly inconsistent team.


The Celtics’ Jason Terry celebrates while playing against the Knicks in Game 5 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on May 1, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Awful In Game 5 Loss As History Starts To Beckon Celtics

Jeff Green scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics stayed alive in the NBA playoffs, cutting the New York Knicks’ lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night.


Iman Shumpert (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Time For Knicks To Take Care Of Business

The Knicks need to get focused on Wednesday night and put the Celtics out of their misery. There can’t be any more fooling around here. Take a double-digit first-half lead and hold it for the rest of the game.


J.R. Smith up against Paul Pierce during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Back For Game 5, J.R. Smith Counting On Celtics’ Overdue Elimination

Had Smith been available for Game 4, perhaps this series would already be over. “It would’ve been,” he said Tuesday. “I would’ve been playing golf today.”


Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks drives the ball against Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics during Game 4. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

No Shortage Of Confidence As Melo, Knicks Head Home For Game 5

The Knicks will try to end their best-of-seven series Wednesday night in front of New York’s fans — and Anthony is confident his team can get it done.


Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics celebrates and gestures after a defensive stop against the New York Knicks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at TD Garden. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Celtics Avoid Sweep, Beat Knicks In Overtime To Force Game 5

Knicks came back from down 20 to force overtime. It wasn’t enough as the Celtics took Game 4 as the series heads back to MSG.


J.R. Smith (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Knicks J.R. Smith Suspended One Game For Elbowing, Misses Game 4

J.R. Smith, the league’s Sixth Man of the Year, will be forced to sit out when the Knicks try to complete a four-game sweep Sunday.


J.R. Smith (credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Knicks Key Man J.R. Smith Facing Potential Suspension

The Knicks could be without sixth man J.R. Smith against the Celtics in Game 4 if the league decides to suspend him.