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NBA Playoffs 2012, Knicks Vs. Heat, Game Four: Reaction To New York's First Playoff Win Since 2001

The New York Knicks extended their season Sunday afternoon with a heart-stopping 89-87 victory over the Miami Heat in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Knicks earned their first playoff victory since 2001 and snapped an NBA-record 13-game playoff losing streak.

Carmelo Anthony poured in 41 points to lead the charge while Amare Stoudemire played with basically one hand and still recorded a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Stoudemire feels this could be the start of something good, according to

"I think it's the first of many," said Stoudemire, his left arm back in a sling to keep his hand elevated. "Tonight was a great win for us, for our fans to finally get over that hump of those consecutive games that we lost, I guess the Knicks, lost over those years in the playoffs."

New York is obviously up against it, down 3-1 in a series headed back to Miami. However, the Knicks can only take it one game at a time.

Head coach Mike Woodson is unquestionably feeling some relief after getting a win under his belt.

"It’s about time. This team is good enough to win [playoff] games," Woodson said. "There’s no doubt. We’ve proved we can beat anybody in this league."

Game Five is on Wednesday, when New York will attempt to make it two in a row.

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