Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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, but you kind of expect it to be this way when these two teams clash. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 36 points on 13-29 shooting. J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton chipped in with 15 and 13 respectively. Knicks Game MVP – Honestly, you could make the argument that Kenyon Martin was as integral to this win as any one of the Knicks, but I have to give this one to Carmelo Anthony. There is no doubt that this was not one of his best shooting nights, but he was 4-6 from the beyond the arc, and he most certainly made some huge shots at the right times. Melo finished with 36 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, and his de...
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