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The Knicks lost a lead in the final two minutes of regulation against the Celtics Sunday and missed the chance to sweep this first-round series. And yet, after the 97-90 overtime loss, they were hardly bemoaning the defeat. This is the NBA, after all, and they had taken one game in Boston, to add to their home-court advantage.
Despite losing out on the chance to gain a potentially crucial extra week of rest, the Knicks were focused on one thing: a return home for Game 5 Wednesday.
“To be able to come in here and get one game, it would have been nice to close out today, but that’s a tough team, a competitive team in that locker room,” said Knicks coach Mike Woodson.