Whether its age, lack of offense or the Knicks defene. the Celtics scored only 23 second half points in Tuesday night's loss to New York. In fact, Boston has scored only 48 second half points in the first two games of the series.
Caremllo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19, as New York overcame a six point half time deficit. The Celtics missed 10 of their first 11 shots of the third while getting outscored 24-4 to open the quarter.
All the Knicks have done have protected home court while taking a 2-0 lead in a series for the first time since 2000. They are a better and need to go Boston and and not allow the proud Celtics to make this a series.
Keep in mind Amare Stoudemire still hopes to return from right knee surgery for the second round if the Knicks advance.