Start spreading the news. The Celtics will play the Knicks in the first round of the playoffs, which start Saturday. New York clinched the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by virtue of a 90-80 win over Indiana Sunday afternoon. The Celtics are locked into the No, 7 seed. This should be a lot of fun.
From 2001 to 2011, the Celtics were 18-4 at Madison Square Garden. Since then they are 1-3.