New York Knicks Are Real: Despite Loss, Knicks Show They Belong

Double G SportsCorrespondent IDecember 16, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 24:  Amare Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks during his game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on November 24, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Sure, the end result was not what they wanted, not the fans, not the players. The New York Knicks needed an extra tenth of a second.

Amar'e Stoudemire’s last-second shot was to late and the Knicks could not pull off the dramatic win over the Boston Celtics last night at The Garden.

New York has nothing to be ashamed of. This one of the best basketball games the NBA has seen in some time. The Knicks-Celtics rivalry is one of the best in sports. It must be a New York and Boston thing. This rivalry is up there with the Yankees and Red Sox in baseball.

For years, the rivalry had been one-sided. Last night, the Knicks showed the world they are back and can play with the big boys.

Madison Square Garden was electric. The world's most famous arena had not been that energized in quite some time. The Knicks are finally giving the city of New York exciting basketball once again.

Stoudemire was brilliant throughout. The big man scored 39 points on 15-of-22 shooting. He also grabbed ten rebounds and blocked three shots. Stoudemire continued his MVP-caliber season and the Garden fans let him know it with chants of M-V-P.

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