7 May 2012

New York Knicks win first play off game in ten years

7:01 pm on 7 May 2012

The New York Knicks have fended off elimination in the first round of the NBA basketball playoffs, holding off the Miami Heat 89-87 to force a fifth game in their best of seven Eastern Conference series.

It's the Knicks first post-season win in more than ten years.

The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 to go three games to one up, to leave the Bulls having to win game five on Wednesday to avoid elimination.

The Boston Celtics lead the Atlanta Hawks three games to one after winning game four 101 to 79.

In the western conference the LA Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets 92-88 to go three one up in their first round playoff series.