Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 4/21/13
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 offensively, and T...
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