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Comparing Boston Celtics to NY Knicks at Every Position: Who Has the Edge?
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The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks have one of the fiercest rivalries in all of sports. Every time they battle, there's bad blood and finishes that go down to the wire. 

Recently, the series has been packed with All-Star names like Kevin Garnett, Tyson Chandler, Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Carmelo Anthony, but with nearly all of those guys either hobbled or out with injury, Tuesday's matchup plugs a few new, less-heralded faces into the longtime rivalry. 

Even so, the teams should treat the game as more than a typical regular-season contest, and another tight game could be the result. With a start time of 7 p.m. ET at TD Garden in Boston, MA, here's how both teams match up on a position-by-position basis. 

 

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