NBA Playoffs 2011: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Postseason History Guide

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NBA Playoffs 2011: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics Postseason History Guide
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The storied postseason history between New York and Boston professional sports teams starts another chapter this weekend as the Knicks and Celtics face each other in the playoffs for the first time in 21 seasons. Entering the 14th postseason series between the two teams, the Celtics have a 7-6 advantage. Only the Philadelphia 76ers and Celtics have played each other more times (18) in the NBA playoffs.

From Chuck Cooper and Harry Gallatin, to Bill Russell and Clyde Frazier, to Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing, to now Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony, here is a look back at each of the 13 postseason series the Celtics and Knicks have played.

Note: Periodically, I'll list some articles for basketball fans to read if they want to brush up on history via the New York Times or Sports Illustrated. This New York Times article about the Knicks-Celtics playoff series history is exceptional. Give it a read to learn more.

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