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Okay, I’m Reloaded

Posted By Alex Belth On May 4, 2013 @ 7:32 am In 1: Featured | Comments Disabled

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I watched the first part of the Yankee game on the count of I was too chicken to watch the Knicks. For me, as a casual Knicks fan, and one with a delicate constitution, they are more aggravating than enjoyable. So pronounced first-half leads–hell, 20-point 4th quarter leads–are just fool’s gold, dirty tricks.

But as the night wore on, and A.J. Griffin out-dueled C.C. Sabathia (both pitched well, in spite of a tiny strike zone), I found myself watching more of the Knicks and my emotion blurred out any memory of what was going on in the Bronx. (The A’s won, 2-0 [2].)

The Knicks did almost blow a 20-point 4th quarter lead, of course, until Melo hit a huge three-pointer (and his first since Christ was a cowboy), and then Paul Pierce missed a shot before J.R. Smith scored and was fouled leading to another three-point play. Both possessions for the Knicks punctured the optimism and good cheer of the Boston crowd and that in and of itself was a pleasure to witness.

And so, the Knicks won a playoff round for the first time since 2000. Not only that, but they set the stage for another throwback match-up as they’ll face the Indiana Pacers–a bruising group–in the second round.

As Carlito once said, “Here comes the pain.”


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