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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.


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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.


Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks dribbles against Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Will Face Especially Unique Challenge In Game 3

Basketball aside, this will be the Celtics’ first home game since the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Emotions will be flowing and the crowd will be as into a basketball game as can be imagined.


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Celtics Ready For Emotional Return Home

The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.


Tyson Chandler shoots against Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics in Game 2. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Chandler, Knicks Expect Celtics To ‘Play With Pride’ In Emotional Return To Boston

The Celtics return to the TD Garden on Friday night for their first game since the Boston Marathon bombings.


Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Celtics Hoping Home Crowd Can Make Difference Against Knicks

The Celtics are hoping the home crowd can turn the tide in their series against the Knicks.


Kevin Garnett against Kenyon Martin of the Knicks during Game 2. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Celtics To Play Banged-Up Kevin Garnett Against Knicks In Game 3

“He’s good. He’s good to go,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Garnett during a conference call with reporters. “He’ll practice tomorrow, and he’ll play on Friday.”


Raymond Felton dribbles against Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics during Game 2 at Madison Square Garden on April 23, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Enjoy It, Knicks Fans! Superiority Shows In Celtics Series

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen this sort of thing, so I’ll explain…


Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Could Return To Court In 2nd Round Of Playoffs

“If he’s able to make it back, he will be back in the rotation, ready to play,” Woodson said. “I’m expecting him to do what he was doing before he left. He played some pretty good, positive minutes for our ballclub before he got hurt.”


Carmelo Anthony, center, high-fives teammates during Game 2 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series against the Celtics April 23, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Seize Control Of Series, Ride Dominant 3rd Quarter To Game 2 Win

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 on Tuesday night.


J.R. Smith #8, Carmelo Anthony #7 and Raymond Felton #2 (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For In Game 2 Of Knicks-Celtics Series

Barring any terrible injuries, if the Knicks win Game 2 they should win the series. They are the better team and I can’t see the Celtics beating the Knicks four out of five games and winning the series.


Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics shoots a layup against Tyson Chandler #6 of the Knicks in Game 1. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Celtics Plan More Kevin Garnett In Game 2, And Knicks Expect It

The response from the Knicks is basically: Go ahead. “They’re going to come back but we’ve got to worry about ourselves,” Carmelo Anthony said.


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Anthony Scores 36, Knicks Beat Celtics 85-78 In Game 1

The Knicks took the first step to knocking the Celtics out of the playoffs by holding Boston to three baskets and eight points in the final period.


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Pablo Prigioni Out, Chris Copeland In For Knicks In Game 1

Knicks were without starting guard Pablo Prigioni in their playoff opener, going with rookie Chris Copeland against the Boston Celtics.


Iman Shumpert (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keidel: Knocking The Knickerbockers — This Team Needs A Real Garden Party

Listening to WFAN over the last six months, you can’t help but hear that callers and even radio hosts are oddly simpatico: If the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics, then the season is a success. And that is unacceptable.