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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.


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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…


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.


Carmelo Anthony v. Celtics (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

N.Y. In 5: Schmeelk’s Knicks-Celtics Playoff Preview

The Knicks will begin their most important playoff run in more than a decade on Saturday against the team that has been the class of the Eastern Conference since 2007.


Carmelo Anthony vs. Jeff Green (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Nope, I’m Not Worried About Knicks’ Series With Celtics

In fact, I think it’s exactly what the Knicks need in order to challenge the Heat for the title.


Carmelo Anthony vs. Celtics (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Knicks Set To Take On Garnett-Less Celtics In Boston

Tuesday’s game could be a preview of a potential first-round series in the Eastern Conference playoffs. New York (42-26) currently occupies the third spot while Boston (36-33) is 6 1/2 games behind, but has lost four games in a row.


Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins dumps Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers, Bruins Are Keeping The New York-Boston Rivalry Alive And Well

The Rangers-Bruins rivalry is coming back to life. After meeting twice in the first three games of the regular season, there will be one more meeting before the postseason.


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Did Knicks Owner James Dolan Spy On Carmelo Anthony?

MSG employees were instructed to record every word that came out of Anthony’s mouth — both while on the court and on the bench — according to Dave D’Alessandro. Once the game was over, the audio was delivered to the CEO’s desk.


Brandon Bass #30 of the Boston Celtics plays against Marcus Camby #23 of the New York Knicks. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks Are Switching Themselves Into Oblivion

The Knicks’ defense has been getting worse by the week, and Mike Woodson isn’t helping things. If the switching continues, the Knicks will find themselves giving up 100 points or more in many games the rest of the season.


Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics battlles with Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks, Carmelo Fail Big Test Against Celtics

Garnett baited Anthony like no one else in the league can, and Melo responded by biting down on the hook like an untested rookie who forgot he was playing in the NBA and not on some playground in Baltimore.