April 24th 2013
The New York Knicks are ahead 2-0 against the Boston Celtics.
Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points. Two points shy of what he made in Game 1. Sixth man award JR Smith scoring 19 and Raymond Felton with 16 points beating the Celtics 87-71.
In the first half and in the beginning of the third quarter Celtics were up. Then something happened. Anthony was on fire. He continued his zoned out mentality in the fourth, and seemed like he had the Kobe, nothing but win zone mentality.
“I think guys know what’s at stake. We don’t have to talk about it,” veteran Knicks forward Kenyon Martin said. “Guys know what it’s about right now and it’s about winning a championship.”
It’s clear the Celtics are going to have to build some stamina if they want to beat the Knicks. Boston tried coming back in the third quarter but it was no coming back after the Knicks team were dominating the court.
Most likely the Knicks will take it all against the Celtics. It may be 4-1 giving Boston one game because they are good individually, however they are getting older.
“We have to figure out the offensive side of the ball and not be so stagnated,” Boston’s Kevin Garnett said. “Figure out ways to score more often.”
They have to know what they need to do, and that is to get more young players on the team. It’s time. Time to let some people go or get some new guys to help these players out.
Paul Pierce scored 18 points for the Celtics and played longer than he normally does when Rajon Rondo is in the game. Rondo is unfortunately out because he is recovering from a torn ACL. If Rondo was on the court in which he prevails in the playoff the Celtics might have had a better chance of winning the series, but it’s not looking too good for them.
Let’s see what happens in Game 3 on Friday which is in Boston.