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Game One Eastern Conference First Round: Knicks vs. Celtics 4/20/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Knicks who are playing host to the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round at Madison Square Garden.

New York Knicks logo

New York Knicks logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Series History between the Knicks and Celtics:

New York holds a 175-276 overall series record against Boston and a 6-8 mark in the playoffs. The Knicks have a 27-34 playoff record against the Celtics at home.

The last time these two teams met in the regular season the Knicks defeated the Celtics 108-89 on 3/31 at Madison Square Garden, with Carmelo Anthony leading the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds in over 27 minutes for his sixth double-double of the season . JR Smith posted 15 points and 12 rebounds over 33 minutes for his sixth double-double of the season.

Tale of the Tape:

Stats:     Knicks vs. Celtics

PPG:      100.0         96.5

FG%       94.7           92.5

3PM       10.9            6.2

STL          8.20           8.23

BLK         3.59            4.51

This Date in Knicks History:

1973: Knicks win in Boston 98-91 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals

1990: Patrick Ewing became the Knicks all-time single-season point leader, passing Richie Guerin’s three-decade-old club mark (1961-62). Ewing records his 2,304th point of the season on a jumper with 8:45 left in the first period at Madison Square Garden.

Game One of this seven game series is set to air on the ABC Network, with tip-off slated for 3:00 p.m.

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