Originally posted on Knicks Journal  |  Last updated 4/24/13
For the Knicks, winning game one of their playoff series with the Celtics was simply about beginning to take control. Winning game two meant that New York began to silence the nay-sayers who believed the Knicks should still be considered underdogs.Despite getting swept by the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs just two seasons ago, the tables have now turned, and the Knicks truly look like a top team in the Eastern Conference.Because the Celtics are still a gritty team led by two future surefire Hall of Famers in Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, it's clear they won't go down easy. Boston went back and forth with the Knicks in game two, even taking a small lead into the second half.But the Knicks are proving to be the more dominant team with the game on the line. Though New York's offense looked slow and stagnant throughout the first half, they came out raring to go in the second half for the second straight game.It was then that the shots began to fall. Carmelo Anthony fought ...
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