4 May 2013

Knicks knock out Celtics

4:06 pm on 4 May 2013

The New York Knicks have turned back a furious late charge by the Boston Celtics for an 88-80 victory to reach the second round of the NBA playoffs.

The victory gave the Knicks a four-games-to-two triumph in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series.

They advanced to a second-round clash with the Indiana Pacers, who downed the Hawks in Atlanta 81-73 to win their series 4-2.