By Taylor Armosino, Knicks fan since '03
The Knicks went up to Boston and took care of business in Game 6, defeating the Celtics, 88-80. New York maintained a steady double-digit lead throughout the contest and held a 26-point lead at the 9:49 mark, but from there Boston on went on run that injected one last bit of drama to a series already loaded with emotional highs and lows.
The Knicks buckled down on D and Carmelo Anthony made big shots down the stretch, at one point scoring seven straight points to help seal the win in the clutch to put away the victory.
They have moved on to the second round, only to face another great defensive team in the Indiana Pacers. The first series is always the hardest to win; Now the Knicks know they can do it and should be more comfortable with postseason play moving forward. Hats off to the Celtics for playing a tough series, but the Knicks clearly were the better team and they took care of business. Bring it on, Pacers.
Here are my 5 takeaways: