The New York Knicks stayed alive in the playoffs with an 85-75 home win against the Indiana Pacers, while the San Antonio Spurs reached the Western Conference finals with a series-clinching victory at Golden State.
For Carmelo Anthony, patience was the key as he shook off a postseason shooting slump and led the New York Knicks to a 105-79 win against the Indiana Pacers that tied their National Basketball Association series at one game apiece.
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.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks won 90-76 to take a three-games-to-none playoff series lead against the Boston Celtics, who were playing at home for the first time since the Boston bombings.