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New York Knicks swept out of playoffs by Boston Celtics in 4 games

April 26, 2011

Following the New York Rangers’ lead (they were eliminated from the playoffs by the Washington Capitals on Saturday), the Knicks lost their series to the Boston Celtics on Sunday in a 4-game sweep. The losses further extend the Knicks’ postseason futility streak, having not won a postseason game in over 10 years. The silver lining, however, is that next year the team will enjoy its first full season with superstars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony (who was added at the trade deadline), and are likely to add a supporting cast in the offseason. After qualifying for the playoffs only once during the 9 seasons before this one, we can expect to see the Knicks in the playoffs on an annual basis going forward. Here are a mix of photos from the two games (Games 3 and 4) at Madison Square Garden. Photos by Avi Gerver, ©Madison Square Garden, L.P.

A passionate Knicks fans waits for the doors to open:

A passionate Knicks fans waits for the doors to open

The Knicks enter the arena for warmups:

The Knicks enter the arena for warmups

Playoff-style player introductions:

Playoff-style player introductions

New York’s Amar’e Stoudemire (#1) battles for a rebound:

New York's Amar'e Stoudemire (#1) battles for a rebound

The greatest basketball fans in the world:

The greatest basketball fans in the world

The Madison Square Garden arena packed with fans in Knicks orange:

The Madison Square Garden arena packed with fans in Knicks orange

Knicks Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony congratulate Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on their series win:

Knicks Amar'e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony congratulate Celtics Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on their series win

Amar’e Stoudemire fields questions from the media after his team is eliminated:

Amar'e Stoudemire fields questions from the media after his team is eliminated

Carmelo Anthony:

Carmelo Anthony

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