The Knicks Want to Live a Little Longer

May 6, 2012 12:00 AM

The Knicks Want to Live a Little Longer

" The confetti was probably a bit much.

As Knicks fans were celebrating the 89-87 season-extending win over the Heat on Sunday afternoon, the Garden braintrust decided to shower them with orange and blue confetti that had probably been packed away sometime before anyone had a cell phone with internet access. It was an odd choice, given the fact that the Knicks were now down 3-1 in a series that has only occasionally seen them be competitive with the Heat.

Not too odd a choice, though. The Knicks hadn't won a playoff game since 2001, a string of 13 straight losses, and so you can understand why any win would feel like an occasion worthy of confetti.

This wasn't just any win, though. It was a win on a day when everyone assumed the Knicks would fold up and give away the final game of their season because there just wasn't anything left to fight for this season "

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