Hello and welcome to the 2013 NBA Playoffs Game 4 between our New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics!

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The Knicks are now one game away from sweeping the Celtics after coming out strong in game 3, crushing Boston in a 90-76 win!

However, thing will be a bit more difficult this afternoon as JR Smith received a one game suspension following the flagrant foul on Jason Terry and will miss game 4

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A few interesting facts to know before the game:

  • 16 years ago, on this date: Knicks complete a three-game sweep of Hornets in the First Round of the playoffs with a 104-95 win in Charlotte.
  • With New York’s 90-76 win at Boston on Apr. 26, it was the first time the New York Knicks have led a playoff series 3-0 since the 2000 NBA Playoffs in the first round versus the Raptors ...
  • The Knicks have won their first playoff road game since April 29, 2001 at Toronto ...
  • The Knicks won a playoff game in Boston for the first time since May 6, 1990 in the first round, Game 5.

Starting lineups: