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Mike Woodson didn't think Chris Copeland would make the Knicks

Chris Copeland goes to the hoop against the

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Mike Woodson said he didn’t think Chris Copeland would make the Knicks this season and now he’s going to be one of the first players off the bench in their biggest game of the season Saturday night.

It sounds a little like the Jeremy Lin story all over again.

Copeland, a well-traveled 29-year-old rookie, helped the Knicks beat the Pacers in Game and extend the Eastern Conference semifinals...

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J.R. Smith questionable tonight, but Carmelo Anthony says he'll play

J.R. Smith looks on during the final seconds

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Knicks went through shootaround this morning without J.R. Smith, who Mike Woodson said had a 102-degree temperature.

The Knicks are listing Smith as questionable tonight against the Pacers. But Carmelo Anthony removed any question about Smith’s status for the pivotal Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series that’s tied at 1-1.

“J.R. is going to play tonight,”...

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Big-game Pablo

Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni reacts after he a

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Pablo Prigioni, the soon-to-be 36-year-old rookie from Argentina, said he hasn’t felt any additional nerves playing in his first NBA postseason.

“I’ve played important games on different levels -- overseas, Olympic games, World Championships,” the Knicks guard said. “It’s different but I think that it helps me at this moment, gives me some experience.”

Coach Mike Woodson has praised...

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Amar'e would see limited time in Game 3

Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire dunks against the Detroit

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If Amar'e Stoudemire returns for Game 3, the Knicks power forward is not expected to play big minutes, coach Mike Woodson said on ESPN Radio on Wednesday.

Stoudemire, who is rehabbing from right knee surgery on March 11, has been targeted to return on Saturday night in Indianapolis, and Woodson said Wednesday that remains “a possibility.”

As part of his ramp-up, Stoudemire was scheduled...

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Woodson third in NBA coach of the year voting

Knicks head coach Mike Woodson talks to an

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Mike Woodson finished third in the NBA’s coach of the year balloting with 127 points, behind Denver’s George Karl (404) and Miami’s Erik Spoelstra (190).

Woodson received six first-place votes out of a possible 121.

On ESPN Radio Wednesday, Woodson said, “I’m not in this for coach of the year… I’m only in it for one thing, and that’s win a title.”...

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Mike Woodson: 'This is a major, major game for our ball club'

Mike Woodson talks to J.R. Smith during the

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Mike Woodson didn’t minimize the importance of Tuesday night’s Game 2 for the Knicks.

“This is a major game for us tonight,” Woodson said. “We don’t want to go to Indiana down two games. So this is a major, major game for our ball club.

Yet, Woodson said he’s telling his team to not feel any pressure down 0-1 against Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Woodson isn’t getting...

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Watch Knicks-Celtics Game 5 highlights and post-game

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Paul Pierce

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Embedded above are highlights from the post-game interviews after the Knicks lost Game 5 to the Celtics, 92-86.

Embedded below are highlights from said game.

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Video: Carmelo's post-Game 5 presser

If you have a little more than two minutes to spare, you can watch the entire post-game interview from the Knicks' Carmelo Anthony after a Game 5 loss to Boston....

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J.R. Smith is NBA's top Sixth Man

J.R. Smith of the New York Knicks celebrates

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GREENBURGH, N.Y. - J.R. Smith wanted to start this season, but became the best sixth man in the NBA.

Smith will be named the Sixth Man of the Year for his strong season off the bench. The NBA will present him with the award this afternoon at the Knicks practice facility.

Smith averaged career-highs of 18.1 points and 5.3 rebounds in 80 games, all as a reserve. He scored at least 20 points...

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Flip Saunders breaks down what makes Celtics a tough match-up for Knicks

Washington Wizards coach Flip Saunders watches the final

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ESPN analyst Flip Saunders broke down the Knicks-Boston series on a conference call and said you “don’t ever count them out,” with respect to the Celtics.

Saunders was an advisor for the Celtics last season and coached Kevin Garnett for years in Minnesota so he has a good perspective.

“As Doc has always said, this team is always built for the playoffs,” Saunders said. “What I mean by...

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