vs.

Game 3
New York,NY
Madison Square Garden
7:00 p.m.



Back home in New York City,
these New York Knicks look to go to war with the
evil ones from the North.
Lose tonight and all hope is lost!
It's one final test of wills! One last test of hearts!
.....
One Final Battle!


The God Of War

Amar'e Stoudemire, our fearless and wounded God Of War must arise from the ashes and punish those who tormented his people!
He must awaken all the souls of Playoffs past and show those who do not believe in his wrath!
The Prophecy Fortells that his re-awakening will come in the Fourth month, on the Twenty-second Day, of the year Two-Thousand and Eleven.


The King of The Gods

Carmelo Anthony, The King of The Gods must once again save us from the Evils that has arisen from Boston.
Boston, the 7th circle of Hell has released some of the most foulest creatures that Carmelo has slaughtered by himself after The God of War lost his otherwordly powers.
The Flopper, Dagger, and the foulest beast of all " Garnett".
Though he defeated these beasts he did not win the whole battle as Boston released many more Hell Hounds that destroyed the lesser Gods.


The Battle is upon us! Are you ready?
These Gods will do battle for The Kingdom of New York:


The God Of Nature

The God Of War

The King Of The Gods

The God Of Wisdom

The God Of Replication


Our souls are at stake and the battle for them all is tonight! In Madison Square Garden! The Celtics of Hell come to claim what is rightfully ours!
But we will fight!! We will not let our Gods stand alone!

Knick "Quote"
Im pretty sure it will be crazy, Carmelo Anthony said. I think crazy is an understatement but thats the word Im going to use right now.


PREVIEW
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spike Lee and the celebrities will pack the place. ESPN will be there to televise it.
After seven long years, Madison Square Garden is finally open again for postseason basketball business.
And what a perfect time and place it would be for [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to deliver in tandem after both have been dominant individually so far in the playoffs.
Or maybe it's the ideal setting for the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to torment the Knicks again.
The Celtics bring a 2-0 lead into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series on Friday, with the Knicks knowing they were close to winning both games but also getting close to going home for the summer.
"We're definitely not thinking about that," Anthony said Thursday after practice. "Game 3 tomorrow here on our home court, it's a must-win for us. ... This is the hardest game by far that we've played this season."
The Knicks aren't sure who will be there to help Anthony. Stoudemire missed practice Thursday but is expected to play after he was sidelined the second half of the Celtics' 96-93 victory in Game 2 on Tuesday with back spasms.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] hopes to join him, but he is questionable after straining his left knee on a drive to the basket late in the opener and sitting out Game 2.
The Knicks sent much of their core to Denver in the February deal that brought Anthony and Billups from the Nuggets, believing together with Stoudemire that duo would make the Knicks a solid first-round threat.
Instead, injuries forced them to play much of Game 2 with backups surrounding Anthony, who nearly carried them with 42 points and 17 rebounds.
"It's disappointing that it's not there, but at the same time, the way we played the second half in the second game without the two, we're confident we can still get the job done," Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni said.
They key for the Knicks is what Anthony and Stoudemire can do together.
Stoudemire was a force in Game 1, finishing with 28 points and 11 rebounds. But Anthony picked up two fouls in the opening two minutes, sat the rest of the first quarter and never got on track, limited to 15 points and finishing a 1-for-11 second half by missing a long 3-pointer that ended an 87-85 loss.
Anthony followed with his spectacular Game 2, but Stoudemire watched most of it after hurting his back during warmups. Anthony is unlikely to match his numbers if Stoudemire plays, but the Knicks realize their best chance to beat a deeper Boston team is by having their two superstars play well at the same time.
"Obviously some of his production will go down only because some of it's going to Amare. But they should be able to coexist and be good," D'Antoni said.
The game Friday is the first at Madison Square Garden in the postseason since April 25, 2004, and comes 10 years to the day since the Knicks' last playoff victory there, a 92-85 win over Toronto in the opener of a first-round loss. The reputation of the "world's most famous arena" has survived even while the Knicks' has been badly weakened in the last decade.
"In a day and age where so many different cities have remodeled, renovated or built new structures, Madison Square Garden is probably one of the most unique because it still stands and it's still relevant," said Celtics guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], who hit a famed jumper there for Connecticut to win the 1996 Big East tournament.
More recently, it's been a good place for his Boston teammates to show off.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] knocked down the tiebreaking shot with 0.4 seconds left in the Celtics' 118-116 victory back in December, two months after hitting a tiebreaking shot here in a preseason game with 8 seconds to go. [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] beat the overtime buzzer with a jumper to give Boston a 107-105 victory on Nov. 22, 2009.
The stakes are much higher now, and the Celtics' execution has been equally as sharp, with decisive baskets by Allen and Garnett in the closing seconds of the first two games after the Knicks had outplayed the defending East champs for large parts of both.
So the Knicks are getting tired of watching the Celtics torture them with their late-game execution.
"I think it was more like a mental exhaustion, just knowing how hard we played, how close we were in both of those games for us to not win any of those games," Anthony said.
New York hosts Game 4 on Sunday, when it will either try to tie the series or save its season. The Knicks believe they will get at least one of them, sounding far more satisfied than Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who said his team needs to play better.
"Our confidence is they didn't play well because we didn't let them play well," D'Antoni said.-ESPN


Check This Out
The Knicks last won a home playoff game on April 22, 2001 exactly ten years prior to Game 3 against Boston.
Its unclear whether Chauncey Billups or Stoudemire will be on the floor. But you can bet the Garden crowd will be fired up.


Did You Know

Carmelo will wear these for his first home playoff game as a New York Knick.
This "Welcome To New York" Melo M7 is the 2nd colorway he has used in these playoffs.


Prediction
NYK wins 109-88

New York we must rise with them all and fight till the death! They will no longer reign over us!



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