Celts Take Two Game Lead Into Madison Square Garden Friday

Celtics take 2-0 lead into MSG's postseason return

By BRIAN MAHONEY
AP Basketball Writer
      NEW YORK (AP) – Spike Lee and the celebrities will pack the
place. ESPN will be there to televise it.
      After seven long years, Madison Square Garden is finally open
again for postseason basketball business.
      And what a perfect time and place it would be for Carmelo
Anthony and Amare Stoudemire to deliver in tandem after both have
been dominant individually so far in the playoffs.
      Or maybe it's the ideal setting for the Boston Celtics to
torment the Knicks again.
      The Celtics bring a 2-0 lead into Game 3 of the Eastern
Conference first-round series on Friday, with the Knicks knowing
they were close to winning both games but also getting close to
going home for the summer.
      
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