Welcome to our two-part breakdown of the New York Knicks/Boston Celtics round one series. Joe Caporoso and Chris Celletti decided to talk out their concerns, the match-ups and ultimately give their predictions on what will happen starting this Saturday. Read on for part two and click here for part one
PART ONE RIGHT HERE
CC – Before we get to Melo, you make a great point about composure in this series. It wouldn’t shock me if the Celtics, knowing that they’re the underdogs, try to go full on with the mind games, with Garnett of course being the ringleader.
But yes, this all comes back to Melo. There isn’t a player in the league with more pressure on him this postseason. The media and some “Knicks fans” are waiting with bated breath for him to fail so they can be all “See, I told you so”. But it’s a little warped in that the farther the Knicks go, I think the pressure on Melo lessens. Because of that the spotlight on him this round is going to be blinding. Putting it simply, the dude