Originally posted on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.  |  Last updated 4/23/13
After collapsing in game 1, the Celtics will continue their first round series with the Knicks tonight at MSG. They need to win this one. A loss tonight would be a huge punch in the stomach. They need to focus for 48 minutes, not just 36. Here are tonight's five things: 5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS: In Game 1, Brandon Bass scored just four points on two-of-two shooting. If they are going to win, they're gonna need more production from him. They need to pass him the ball. 4. MORE MAKES FROM KG: Kevin Garnett was terrible in Game 1. KG scored just 8 points on 4/12 shooting in the loss. In order to win any games this series, the Celtics will need consistent production from him. 3. BETTER OFFENSIVE REBOUNDING: In that loss, the Celtics were out-rebounded on the offensive boards, twelve to four. This can't happen ever again. They are gonna need some second chance points tonight. 2. KEEP PIERCE HOT: In order to win this series, the Celtics will need a lot of buckets from Paul Pierce. Pierce was pretty good in Game One, scoring 21 points. But that's still not good enough. They need more. 1. KEEP GREEN HOT: In Game One, Jeff Green led the Celtics with twenty-six points on eight-of-fifteen shooting. This guy's their leader. If he struggles, they will lose. But if he dominates, so will his teammates. Tip-off for this one will be at 8:00 pm ET. You can see it on TNT.
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