Tonight, the Celtics will play another elimination game. But now this one's in New York, where it's much harder to win. But if they're gonna win this series, the Celtics will have to win at MSG twice. Tonight's number one. Here are the five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In Game Four, Brandon Bass scored just 4 points on 2/3 shooting in 30 minutes of play. I don't understand this stupid strategy. Give the guy a chance to play the way he can.
4. HOPE BRADLEY MAKES HIS SHOTS:
In the Game Four win, Avery Bradley shot a weak, 1/7 from the field. His one make was on a three pointer. In my opinion, this season has been a huge disappointment for Avery. He needs to turn it around.
3. GIVE GARNETT MORE SHOTS:
On Sunday, Kevin Garnett played his best game of the postseason. Garnett scored a solid 13 points on 5/7 shooting. But he probably would've scored more if he'd been given more shots. Give him chances.
2. MORE MAKES FROM GREEN:
Despite leading the team with 26 points, Jeff Green shot just 9/22 from the field. While those stats aren't necessarily bad, they could be better. And tonight, they pretty much need to be.
1. SLOW DOWN RAYMOND FELTON:
In Game 4, Raymond Felton scored 27 points for the Knicks. Only Carmelo Anthony had more with 36. Melo's a big enough problem for the Celtics, they don't need two of him.
Tip-off for this one will be at 7:00 pm ET. You can see it on TNT.