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Knicks’ Felton provides two-way support

The assignment is not one that should be envied, even now. Raymond Felton, all of 6 feet 1 inch, has been tasked with guarding Paul Pierce in the first round of the Celtics-Knicks playoff series, a plan that had coach Mike Woodson saying earlier in the week, simply, “Good luck.”

But even so, Felton had a breakout performance in the first two games, keeping Pierce under control and capably leading his own team as point guard. And he did it again Friday night in Game 3 at TD Garden, limiting Pierce to 17 points on 6-for-15 shooting in the Knicks’ 90-76 win.

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