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The Boston Celtics are in deep trouble after dropping Game 2 of their playoff series to the New York Knicks.
Even in defeat, Paul Pierce managed to pull off an amazing alley-oop to Jeff Green as seen in this video.
Pierce paced the Celtics with 18 points and eight assists in their 87-71 loss.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers told ESPN that the Knicks knocked the Celtics out.
“I thought we attacked them in the first half, but they hung in there,” Rivers said. “They didn’t let us throw a knockout punch and I thought in the second half they turned that on us and they threw a knockout punch. Several.”
Game 3 of this Eastern Conference playoff series will be played in Boston on Friday.
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8 a.m. ET: After pulling off the seemingly impossible by scoring just eight points in the fourth quarter of a loss in Game 1, the Celtics look to do something much less jaw-dropping in Game 2 by winning the game.
Jeff Green, who scored 26 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who dropped a game-high 36 points, were the clear stars of Game 1. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers was immensely impressed...
94% of playoff series are won by the team that leads 2-0. Those are some daunting odds facing the Celtics following tonight’s 87-71 loss to the Knicks.
The Celtics scored 23 points in the 2nd half. That’s a franchise playoff low. They shot 19%. They went the final 9 minutes of the game without a field goal.
You can’t blame the turnovers (11) tonight. It was simply wretched...
Here from KG, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce, and Carmelo Anthony following the Celtics loss in Game 2.
Videos courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
After the sloppy play featured in the second half of the series opener, Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics will look to redeem themselves in Game 2 this evening at MSG. Turnovers plagued the Celtics late in Game 1 but the atrocious efforts put forth by the bench are what ultimately did them in. While Carmelo Anthony led the way with 36 points, it was the New York Knicks bench that...
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After collapsing in game 1, the Celtics will continue their first round series with the Knicks tonight at MSG. They need to win this one. A loss tonight would be a huge punch in the stomach. They need to focus for 48 minutes, not just 36. Here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In Game 1, Brandon Bass scored just four points on two-of-two shooting. If they are...
Boston and New York have a long and storied rivalry, and this year, the two cities will be adding to it on the hardwood.
As the Celtics and Knicks square off in a first-round playoff series, emotions will be sure to rise as the tension does. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony will be doing their best to add another winning chapter to their team’s story of Boston vs. New York. However...
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Referees: Derrick Stafford, David Jones, Rodney Mott, Josh Tiven (alternate)
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Game 1 leading scorers:
Boston: Jeff Green (26 pts, 8-15 fg, 3-5 3pt, 7-7 ft)
New York: Carmelo...
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