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              New York Knicks  New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler, second from right, watches from the bench in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs in Miami, Monday, April 30, 2012. The Heat defeated the Knicks 104-94. Second from left is Jeremy Lin. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)   

For Knicks, the odds are long and the bench is short

There was a time, not long ago, when all things seemed possible in the Knicks’ world, when odds were defied, conventional thought was crushed and the unexpected became routine.

If only they could recapture the feeling, perhaps the Knicks could summon a playoff miracle, beat the Miami Heat three more times and became the first N.B.A. team to come back from a 3-0 deficit.

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