The New York Knicks will be heading back home regardless of today’s Game 4 outcome, but will the Celtics be making the trek too?
If the Knicks want to make things easier on themselves, then this is a must win. Their advancement to the Eastern Conference Semis is all but a formality, and with Indiana throwing away a game in Atlanta last night, a leg up can be had on rest. With the veteran New York roster, making sure everyone is fresh and ready to go next round will be crucial to a championship run.
Even without J.R. Smith, we know that the Knicks are a much better team at this point, but Boston is not going to roll over and die for New York. Doc Rivers and the Celtics are a mentally tough team and will no doubt be leaving everything they have left in their tank on the floor. No NBA team has ever come back after going down 3-0, but the Boston veterans will pretend that they’ve never heard that before.
So what do the Knicks have to do to wrap this series up? Seemingly, 81 points sh...