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The Knicks eliminated the Celtics 88-80 in Game 6. In what could have been his final game, Kevin Garnett again inspired teammates and opponents alike, says Ian Thomsen.
Sidney Crosby made a dramatic return for the Penguins, but it was the eighth-seeded Islanders who showed resolve in a 4-3 win that evens the series, writes Sarah Kwak.
MONTREAL (AP) After watching Lars Eller taken off the ice on a stretcher the previous night, the Montreal Canadiens , especially goaltender Carey Price, found some extra motivation against the Ottawa Senators .
The Knicks saw a 26-point fourth quarter lead shrink to four, but regouped late and recorded an 88-80 win that eliminated the Celtics and put the Knicks in the second round.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby did what he always seems to do in big moments, scoring two quick goals in his return from a broken jaw.
It took three tries, but the Thunder were able to finish off the Rockets and reach Round 2. Kevin Durant had 27 points and Oklahoma City outlasted Houston 103-94 in Game 6.
The Thunder have not been able to close out the Rockets on their first two tries. With Game 6 in Houston, James Harden and Co. like their chances to force a Game 7. Follow here.
The Knicks are on their way to their first playoff series win in 13 seasons. New York has stifled Boston all game and are putting the finishing touches on a Game 6 victory in Boston.
Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick and his Tampa Bay counterpart, Greg Schiano, will produce a rather unconventional twist next week when Schiano and six members of his coaching staff will travel to Foxboro and meet to go over coaching topics and techniques with Belichick and his assistants, SI.com has learned.