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The New York Knickerbockers,  referred to as the Knicks, are a professional basketballl team based in NYC.They are part of the Eastern Conference in the NBA.

 

The Knicks are one of only two teams of the original National Basketball Association still located in its original city (the other being the Boston Celtics). The team plays in

Madison Square Garden, nicknamed The World's Most Famous Arena,in the borough of  Manhattan, as opposed to its New York City rival, the Brooklyn Nets in Brooklyn.

 

2013 Playoffs: After a successful season, in which Carmelo Anthony won the scoring title, and J.R. Smith won Sixth Man of the Year, the Knicks entered the playoffs

ready to contend for a title. They defeated the Boston Celtics. 4-2, but after a shooting slump from J.R. Smith and other factors, they were elimanted by the

Indiana Pacers.