NY Knicks wrap up No. 2 seed in East

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NY Knicks wrap up No. 2 seed in East

NEW YORK - Carmelo Anthony and his sore left shoulder will probably get the night off Monday.

The New York Knicks have earned the Eastern Conference’s No. 2 seed, and with it the chance to rest some aching bodies.

Anthony scored 25 points on 9-for-23 shooting against the rugged Indiana defense, and the Knicks wrapped up the second spot with a 90-80 victory over the Pacers on Sunday.

The Knicks are back on the court Monday at Charlotte, but Anthony doesn’t think he’ll be joining them with nothing left to play for in the regular season.

“I always said today was a real important game for us to come in and lock down [the No. 2 seed],” Anthony said. “It was a big game for us so now guys can get their rest, I can get my rest and come back full speed and ready for the playoffs.”

Chris Copeland added 20 points and J.R. Smith had 15 for the Knicks, who will host seventh-seeded Boston next weekend. ?

AP

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