Lesson from Game 1? Knicks can hang

Anthony disappeared, but Team Stoudemire showed it won't bow easily to Boston

Updated: April 19, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- They pranced into an arena draped in Celtics lore, swallowed by the backdrop of the famed parquet floor and an abundance of championship banners they don't have. Craving their chance at some semblance of glory, the Knicks garnered just that for 47 minutes, playing a brand of productive, scintillating basketball deemed nonexistent since Mike D'Antoni became the head coach of their franchise.

So even in the aftermath of an unimaginable collapse, one that left the Knicks despondent ...

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