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Knicks’ youth must ditch this scary trend soon

It was Kids’ Day at the Garden on Sunday afternoon. There were kid announcers, kid reporters, kid dancers and a poorly executed baby race at halftime that turned into more of a sit-in. While youth was a good thing as far as the pageantry was concerned, it didn’t serve the Knicks well during their final minutes against the Celtics. Boston erased a 95-92 Knicks lead with a 12-0 run and wound up cruising to a 113-104 win in a game that was a lot more competitive than that sounds. What ruined the Knicks was a bevy of turnovers in the final minutes as their offensive execution and decision-making suffered under the pressure of the Celtics defense. “We had four or five turnovers that lead to four or five 3s for them,” coach David F ...