Perhaps it’s just gamesmanship. Or maybe it is a player honestly assessing a No. 7 seed, the Celtics, going against a No. 2 seed, the Knicks, in the NBA playoffs.
But Boston’s Kevin Garnett Friday anointed the Celtics as series underdogs while proclaiming the Knicks the better team…
This would have been the clear edge for the Celtics because Rajon Rondo has been a triple-double threat each time he has faced the Knicks. Though Avery Bradley, the injured Rondo’s replacement, is a stout, versatile defender, he can’t compare with Raymond Felton offensively. Felton can…
Now or never. Carmelo Anthony has that urgent mentality for a veteran-laden Knicks team to win a championship this season. On the eve of Game 1 against Boston, the Knicks superstar said, “The time is now.”
The Knicks go green today as the Celtics invade the Garden for Game 1…
So much of the basketball life is based on luck and whimsy. You get on a run. You land on the right team. A ball bounces this way. A call goes that way. So much of Mike Woodson’s life has been about chasing after a championship, and so often…
The Post’s Steve Serby went one-on-one with the late-season arrival who energized the Knicks during their strong finish on the way to the No. 2 seed.
Q: How would you sum up your on-court mentality?
A: I take the fight to people. I never play on my heels. I…
From the ashes of the Isiah Thomas Era comes this game, Game 1 against the Celtics at the Garden, and for the first time in a long, long time, comes a Knicks team that believes.
Believes it can win more than a single playoff game.
Believes it can win more…
Chris Copeland wasn’t around for last season’s NBA playoffs. Not with the Knicks, not in the NBA, not in the country.
“I was still overseas,â? Copeland said yesterday. “We had our own playoff over there. I watched a little bit of [the NBA playoffs] and got back.â?
Jason Kidd has a message for Kevin Garnett: It’s not going to work this time.
Kidd fully expects Garnett and the Celtics to try to get under the Knicks’ skin in the best-of-seven-game series beginning Saturday at the Garden. Garnett and Carmelo Anthony supposedly made up following their January…
For the NBA playoffs, think of a pace slower than an octogenarian wearing ankle weights. Get in the trenches, slug it out with chains and tire irons with all the grace and beauty of a landfill.
Yet some believe the Knicks, who led the world in 3-pointers taken and made…
The long journey to 16 wins begins Saturday for the Knicks inside their iconic building that has witnessed just one playoff victory in 12 years and hasn’t raised a championship banner in 40.
You walked into the Knicks’ practice gym on the eve of Game 1 against the Celtics and there was Rasheed Wallace, one of the old, broken-down Knicks from the regular season who was brought in for playoff experience but won’t be able to make the opening bell at the Garden on Saturday afternoon.
The Knicks spent the past six months scratching and clawing to get to Saturday. Now the real season begins.
This afternoon, the Knicks start what they hope will be a long playoff run when they face the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden.
Here are a few things to keep an eye on during Game 1 of the first-round series; tipoff is at 3 p.m.:
MELO’S TIME: There are plenty of variables at play in this series, but the Knicks know they’ll probably go only as far as Carmelo Anthony takes them.
The N.B.A.’s board of governors will not vote on the sale of the Sacramento Kings until the week after next at the earliest, Commissioner David Stern said.
The Nets finished the regular season on a strong note, and their toughest playoff opponent might be the pressure they put on themselves.
At a preplayoffs luncheon, Knicks Coach Mike Woodson planned to emphasize how important this postseason would be for him and each of his players.
Entering his 10th postseason, Carmelo Anthony carries the burdens of a city’s expectations and his past playoff failures.
Steve Nash gave the Los Angeles Lakers a welcome boost on Friday when he said he was “very optimistic” he would play in Saturday’s Game One of their first-round playoff series against the Spurs in San Antonio.
Much of the confidence has to do with the apparent good health of Kevin Garnett, who missed 12 of the Celtics’ last 17 regular-season games.