Carmelo Anthony had 21 points and the New York Knicks survived a late Boston rally to win 88-80 and wrap up their first-round National Basketball Association series against the Boston Celtics on the third try.
Roy Behren and two colleagues waited about 20 minutes last night before BGC Partners Inc. equity derivatives head Richard Anthony walked through Madison Square Garden’s 31st Street VIP entrance wearing a tie, pocket square, shoes and laces in New York Knicks orange.
Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds as the Boston Celtics avoided National Basketball Association postseason elimination for the second straight game with a 92-86 victory last night at the New York Knicks.
The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs moved into the second round of the National Basketball Association playoffs by completing first-round sweeps, while the Boston Celtics kept their season alive with a 97-90 overtime win against the New York Knicks.
The New York Knicks scored 32 third-quarter points last night, nine more than the Boston Celtics managed in the entire second half, to open a 2-0 lead in their National Basketball Association playoff series.