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Madison Square Garden will host a divisional battle between the New York Knicks and the Boston Celtics, the team with the best record in the Atlantic. The Knicks haven't been able to win consistently, coming in with a 5-13 record. They have really struggled lately, resulting in a record of 2-8 over their last 10 games. Through a quarter of the season, the Celtics have not found their stride and sport a record of 9-12. This game will begin at 12:00 pm EST and it will be covered by CSN-NE and MSG.

After dominating the Magic, 121-83, the Knicks look for another solid effort. With 20 points and 11 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony recorded 10th double-double on the year. The Celtics, meanwhile, are coming off a win over the Nuggets, 106-98. Jordan Crawford led the game in scoring by registering 22 points.

Half-court execution will be of utmost importance when two of the NBA's slowest-paced teams square off. New York ranks 29th in the league in possessions per game (93.6 possessions per game), while Boston is 26th (95.3).

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