The Celtics just gave away a game because they couldn’t make routine passes. I refuse to give the Knicks one ounce of credit for their defensive intensity because that would minimize the Celtics ineptitude to make basic plays.
You can’t win road playoff games with 20 turnovers. You just can’t. You also can’t win games when your turnover output (8) matches your point total in the 4th quarter.
The New York Knicks beat the Celtics 85-78 in Game 1 of their playoff series. This was a classic ‘shoulda, coulda, woulda’ game.
The Celtics lead 53-49 at halftime. Jeff Green had 20 points. Paul Pierce had 6 assists. They led by 4 points when it felt like they should have been down by 8. But instead of stepping up their play in the 2nd half, they collapsed.
The Celtics did a decent job on the boards because Tyson Chandler is nowhere near 100%. He 0 points, 0 FGs, 0 blocks and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Props to Brandon Bass for his 10 rebounds.
Jason Terry (0 points, 0-5 FG) is done. Finished. Cooked. Rotted. Over the hill. He offered absolutely nothing today. Bench him for the rest of the playoffs and play Terrence Williams. I’m serious.
Green and Paul Pierce (21 ponts, 6-15 FG, 1-7 3 FG) had 6 turnovers each. Avery Bradley’s 15 points were overshadowed by his 4 turnovers, most of which came on basic entry passes.
Kevin Garnett needs to better than 4-12.
Kenyon Martin swats away Jason Terry
Jeff Green with one of his smooth drives in the 1st half. Does anyone know who wore his jersey in the 2nd half?
- Carmelo Anthony had 36 points on 13-29 FG
- The Celtics were 19-19 from the free throw line
- Chris Wilcox and Shavlik Randolph did not play