Posted May 4, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

KnicksTape: Knicks Send Away Celtics, Head To Second Round! [Video] [Photo]

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“It’s a big relief for myself, the team and the city to take that next step, which is getting out of the first round,’’ Carmelo Anthony said after last night’s series-clinching 88-80 victory in Game 6. “It’s something I looked forward to since I got to New York.’’ – nypost

“Shumpert, tonight, was their best player,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. – nypost

“It’s just one step,’’ coach Mike Woodson said. “I’m looking at the big picture. We made a major step, but we have a long way to go and we’re on to the next step.’’ – nypost

Shumpert steal

“It was a 2-on-1 on the weak side,” Shumpert said. “I was just thinking that I was going to try and get that steal because I knew he was going to try and throw it. Luckily I was able to deflect it and end that run, give us a little breathing room.” – nypost

Shumpert mocks Jason Terry Jet

Last night Shumpert also mocked Jason Terry’s “Jet” celebration after sinking a 3 late in the third quarter, going down court with his arms out as if they were the wings of a plane. The Knicks at that point were up 20.

“My brother pointed out to me when I was watching [Game 5 film] that he sort of flew over me and disrespected me,” Shumpert said.

“I kind of had it in the back of my head the whole game.” – nypost

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he Knicks ditched the in bad taste ‘funeral’ suits and Melo got some redemption as the Celtics bench had no choice but to watch in amazement, as the NY Knicks sent the Boston Celtics away after a decisive 88-80 win at the Boston Garden last night! For the first time since 2000, the Knicks won a Playoff series! Now it is on the Pacers for the Eastern Conference semi-final round! K-Mart started things for the Knicks sending a huge block right into the Celtic bench with a 30-14 lead on his back! The Celtics gave it their best shot, even went on a surprising 20-0 run in the fourth quarter, but Shump stumped that run with a big steal (pic above, video below) and prior supplied the mean put-back (video below)! All in all, the C’s were straight muffed out on D! In fact, the Knicks added to their NBA Playoff record by holding the C’s to 27 points in the first half; held the C’s to 23 points (in a half) in Game 2 and 25 points (in a half) in Game 1! At one point it was so brutal that the Celtics matched their turnovers (15) with made buckets (15)! Check out Melo post-game and highlight plays on video below…

Statistics: Knicks’ Iman Shumpert @I_Am_Iman stepped up with a big game on a career Playoff high 17 points (plus two steals, one block and six boards), Melo had 21 points on a rough 7-of-23 shooting, Pablo Prigioni turned in a stellar 14 points, Raymond Felton 11 points and seven assists, J.R. Smith 13 points and seven boards, and Tyson Chandler had nine points and 12 boards! For the Celtics, Jeff Green had 21 points, KG 15 points and 10 boards, and Jason Terry and Paul Pierce finished with 14 points apiece!

What it the future for the Celtics? Will they trade KG and Paul Pierce and/or will they retire? How will the Knicks fair against the Pacers in the second round; No Reggie?

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Melo after the Knicks advance:

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Celtic fans cheer “Honey-Nut-Cheerios” lol:

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Iman Shumpert high-flying putback slam:

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Shumpert drains the three, then mocks Jason “The Jet” Terry:

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Celtics Amazing fourth quarter comeback just falls short:

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