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Woodson upset about Knicks' black attire

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New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson was none too happy with his players wearing all black on Wednesday night before Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics.

If Woodson had known beforehand about the plan hatched by Kenyon Martin to wear a funeral color implying the Celtics were dead and about to be eliminated, he would have put a stop to it. But no one told him.

"I'm a little upset about that and I've addressed that," Woodson said Thursday, according to "Things like that have just got to be, just kept outside the game and just concentrate on playing basketball."

The Celtics won in New York to stay alive and force Game 6 on Friday night in Boston. The Knicks still lead the series 3-2.

Boston is just the 11th team in NBA history to make it to Game 6 after trailing 3-0 in a best-of-seven series.

"The game is played on the floor, and that's where it should be played," Woodson said.

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