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 offensive execution and awful shooting.
Jason Terry is capable of making baskets. He had three treys in the first half. He didn’t score in the 2nd half, but we shouldn’t expect miracles.
The C’s outscored NY 28-16 in the 2nd quarter.
Paul Pierce managed 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, but looked horrible doing so. He looked… old, especially on drives to the rim.
Kevin Garnett (12 points, 11 rebounds, 5 fouls in 23 minutes) may be injured. CSNNE had a couple of replays that showed Garnett grabbing his right oblique/abdominal area.
Jeff Green (1o points, 3-11 FG) did a great Invisible Man impression tonight.
Raymond Felton – the league’s chubbiest point guard – continues to penetrate at will. Is anyone in green capable of staying in front of this man?
- Derrick Stafford called five of the six fouls on Kevin Garnett.
- Pierce was a minus 28
- The Celtics are 0-10 when trailing a series 0-2 (since 1969)
- Kenyon Martin had 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Too bad he wasn’t good enough for Danny Ainge.