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Game 1 leading scorers:
Boston: Jeff Green (26 pts, 8-15 fg, 3-5 3pt, 7-7 ft)
New York: Carmelo Anthony (36 pts, 13-29 fg, 4-6 3pt, 6-6 ft)
Game 1 leading rebounders:
Boston: Brandon Bass (10, 1 offensive)
New York: Kenyon Martin (9, 5 offensive)
Game 1 leading assists:
Boston: Paul Pierce (7)
New York: Raymond Felton (6)
Key stats from Game 1:
Boston bench: 0 points
Celtics turnovers: 20 (15 steals for NYK)
Knicks offensive rebounds: 10
Celtics offensive adjustments:
Run the offense through Kevin Garnett more. He had 4 assists, and the Knicks defense is prone to lapses where he can find holes to make the right play.
More motion. Avery Bradley is not a point guard. You can’t have him trying to ex
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