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Knicks can bring down Boston again

Bockers can slow aging Celtics like in '90 -- and hasten new era, rivalry with Heat

Updated: April 17, 2011, 3:23 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Knicks would have been better off playing the Heat, no questions asked. Pitted against the Knicks, the Miami team Pat Riley pieced together in fantasy league form would have faced more first-round playoff pressure than any club in NBA history.

Yes, Dwyane Wade had his champagne bath in a different life. But LeBron James' Heat haven't won anything yet -- other than an undisputed place as the sport's most despised contender -- and the Knicks have just enough star power and postseason ...

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