Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 4/21/13
  Celtics' 21 turnovers prove too much to overcome There are plenty of reasons the Celtics fell short Saturday afternoon in their playoff opener against the Knicks. That the Celtics scored just eight fourth quarter points would be a reasonable place to start, especially when you consider that Boston led by three heading into the fourth. Then there are Jason Terry’s zero points on 0-5 shooting in 20 minutes. Kevin Garnett making just four of 12 shots and failing to get to the line would seem to have contributed as well. The main reason though, was Boston’s penchant for giving away the ball. "We had some just bad turnovers tonight," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "If we had those turnovers in any game, we probably should lose the game and we did.” Boston had 21 turnovers leading to 20 Knicks’ points. New York allowed half that on 13 turnovers. Credit should be given to the Knicks, who racked up an impressive 15 steals, but Rivers said his team gave them too many chances. “We were maki...
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