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Down by four at halftime of game one of their playoff series against the Celtics, the Knicks clearly needed to come out in the second half with a little more pep in their step.Alas, surprising to some was the fact that it was not New York's defense that needed an injection of life, but their offense instead. Mike Woodson seemed to understand that, and had a plan for the rest of the game.During the first half, he Knicks not only kept the pace with the Celtics, but actually managed to pull away with a small lead to start the contest. Carmelo Anthony was hot early on, and Raymond Felton was calmly running the floor and keeping the offense organized. The forward looked like a star early on, and Felton's demeanor was as steady as any point guard around.But the rest of the Knicks fell flat, and eventually, the drop in intensity started to affect Anthony and Felton as well. Chris Copeland was quiet and ineffective in his first playoff start, Iman Shumpert wasn't utilized offens...
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"Don't worry Jeff, I'm not passing."
Dan Shaughnessy wrote an article for this morning's Boston Globe entitled "Knicks' Carmelo Anthony will never win it all." He opens by simply saying "overrated ball hog," and later writes "today’s Knicks are Diana Ross and the Supremes. And Melo is the Supreme Diva." In describing...
Far be it from me to question Mike Woodson, who has done a masterful job with the Knicks since taking over from Mike D’Antoni, but I am going to do it anyway.
Amare’s playoff uniform should be the same as Derrick Rose and Tracy McGrady’s a nice suit and tie.
If Amar’e Stoudemire returns to the Knicks in the playoffs, he will be a part of the team’s regular rotation, Mike...
Down by a score of 53-49 at the end of the first half, and defense a concern, the Knicks came out in the second half and gave up a total of 25 points, including just 8 in the 4th quarter. It was the lowest point total in a second half ever in the much storied Celtics playoff history, and the Knicks went on to win game 1 of the series by a final score of 85-78. It wasn’t pretty...
Two of the leagues best scorers are primed for the playoffs
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New York Knicks 85 – Boston Celtics 78
The New York Knicks laid the pipe down on the Boston Celtics to take the first lead in a potential 7 game series. Carmelo Anthony was very much like his scoring champion self, going off for 36 points on 13 of 29 shooting, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and dishing his only assist of the afternoon to Kenyon Martin...
Top 5 Players
1. Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
2. Paul Pierce (Celtics)
3. J.R. Smith (Knicks)
4. Kevin Garnett (Celtics)
5. Jeff Green (Celtics)
1. Jason Terry (Celtics)
2. Chris Copeland (Knicks)
3. Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best scorer : Carmelo Anthony (Knicks)
Best passer: Raymond Felton (Knicks)
Best shooter: Steve Novak (Knicks)
Best low-post scorer: Kevin Garnett (Celtics...
When the NBA playoffs begin, players don’t only kick their basketball game up a notch, but their fashion game as well. Check back here regularly as we will keep you up to date with most intriguing postgame looks from the 2012-13 NBA playoffs. We start off with none other than Russell Westbrook, or “Trinidad Westbrook” as dubbed by Shaq, following a Game 1 victory over the...
Boston and New York have a long and storied rivalry, and this year, the two cities will be adding to it on the hardwood.
As the Celtics and Knicks square off in a first-round playoff series, emotions will be sure to rise as the tension does. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony will be doing their best to add another winning chapter to their team’s story of Boston vs. New York. However...
Saturday was a special day for pro basketball in New York City, with both the Knicks and Nets taking 1-0 leads at home in their respective first-round playoff series.
But if there was anything to be gleaned from New York's 85-78 win over the Boston Celtics or Brooklyn's 106-89 pummeling of the Chicago Bulls, it's that the Nets' fans can't hold a candle to the...
Certainly an interesting game to start the playoffs. The New York Knicks tripped up the Boston Celtics 85-78 in the first matchup of the series. The Knicks now lead 1-0, with game two on Tuesday. Here is the boxscore. I want to throw out some notes from this game, even though I didn't see a ton of the first half:
The Knicks Miss Pablo Prigioni
Sure, Pablo Prigioni isn...
8 a.m. ET: After pulling off the seemingly impossible by scoring just eight points in the fourth quarter of a loss in Game 1, the Celtics look to do something much less jaw-dropping in Game 2 by winning the game.
Jeff Green, who scored 26 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who dropped a game-high 36 points, were the clear stars of Game 1. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers was immensely impressed...
By Kenneth Teape
Final Score: Celtics: 78 Knicks: 85
It was a tale of two halves this afternoon between the Knicks and Celtics as decently paced, high scoring first half turned into a drag-em out physical game in the second half. The second half was a flashback for Knicks fans who have been relating this team to the 90’s Knicks as both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket...