Watched the Celtics and Knicks tonight. The Celtics led 48-42 at the half, but the Knicks charged out of the gate in the third to handle Boston relatively easily, 87-71. They lead 2-0 in the series. Unless Boston can get it going at home in their first game at Boston since the Marathon attacks, it’s going to be a short series.
My friends, the Knicks are not a great offensive club. They have Carmelo and they have J.R. Smith to fill it up. The Knicks, however, can get stops. They can get stops whenever they want. They forced the Celtics into bad shots, and when Boston got good looks, they missed them. Boston had a good run in the second quarter, but that was about it for the game. They shot 19 percent in the second half.
The Knicks actually did a good job in dumping Mike D’Antoni and retaining Mike Woodson. He’s helped make them into a complete team. This is the best Knicks team in a long time.
And no matter what, the Celtics are getting lit up on sports talk radio in Boston. That’s just how Boston rolls.