Dec 16, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT
The Knicks were about as happy as a team could be after a heartbreaking loss.
Consider it the dreaded moral victory if you want, but they went up against a title contender and stood toe-to-toe. Granted, a title contender without key parts of its front line, but still a contender. You take the victories where you can get them.
What’s more, there was a real buzz and energy in the building, as there has been around the Knicks in recent weeks. The Knicks are back, and that is good for basketball. But we’ll let D’Antoni tell it.
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