Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 41.5
    • 40.5 NY
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 25.0
    • 36.0 NY
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 21
    • 13 NY
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 44
    • 44 NY

Game Information

Madison Square Garden
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Coverage: ABC
  • New York, NY
  • Line: NY -8.0
Attendance: 19,033
96%
Capacity: 19,763
Referees: Bill Spooner, Monty McCutchen, Gary Zielinski
ABC1234T
Celtics292417878
Knicks2623181885

Game Flow

BOS
NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

78

NY

85

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Kevin Garnett makes 19-foot jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes dunk (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jeff Green misses 16-foot jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley makes three point jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses layup
  • Brandon Bass makes 18-foot jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Avery Bradley misses 22-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 25-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce makes driving layup
  • Kenyon Martin blocks Jeff Green 's 6-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes two point shot
  • Kenyon Martin blocks Jason Terry 's 2-foot layup
  • Kevin Garnett misses 5-foot two point shot
  • Jeff Green makes 26-foot three point jumper
  • Avery Bradley makes 21-foot jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 5-foot two point shot
  • Avery Bradley makes layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jeff Green misses 17-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes driving layup (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Kevin Garnett misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 18-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green misses 17-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 16-foot jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses driving layup
  • Courtney Lee misses jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses two point shot
  • Jason Terry misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 5-foot two point shot (Jeff Green assists)
  • Jeff Green misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jeff Green blocks Chris Copeland's three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 12-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 19-foot jumper (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 25-foot three point jumper (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Chris Copeland misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Raymond Felton makes 20-foot jumper
  • J.R. Smith makes two point dunk
  • Jeff Green blocks Carmelo Anthony's layup
  • Kenyon Martin makes two point shot
  • Carmelo Anthony misses layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses driving layup
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Jason Kidd misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Kidd makes three point jumper (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Jason Kidd makes 25-foot three point jumper (Iman Shumpert assists)
  • Kevin Garnett blocks Raymond Felton's layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 17-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot
  • J.R. Smith makes two point shot
  • J.R. Smith misses 5-foot jumper
  • J.R. Smith makes three point jumper (Iman Shumpert assists)
  • Iman Shumpert misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 24-foot three point jumper (Iman Shumpert assists)
  • J.R. Smith makes 19-foot jumper (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes three point jumper (Jason Kidd assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 18-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 17-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 11-foot jumper
  • Kenyon Martin misses
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot
  • Raymond Felton makes 7-foot two point shot
  • J.R. Smith misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kenyon Martin makes layup
  • J.R. Smith misses driving layup
  • Jason Kidd misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • J.R. Smith makes driving layup
  • J.R. Smith misses driving layup
  • Raymond Felton misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony makes jumper
  • Kenyon Martin misses hook shot

Research Notes

  • Last night, the Celtics' bench went 0-7 from the floor. FROM ELIAS: The last time the Celtics' bench failed to record a field goal in a playoff game was in Round 1 against the New York Knicks on May 6, 1990 (Celtics' bench also went 0-7). The Celtics lost 121-114.The leading scorers for the Celtics were Larry Bird (31) and Robert Parish (22).

  • The Celtics' average shot was nearly 4 feet further from the basket in the second half, and they struggled shooting 4-of-21 from at least 10 feet. Boston did not even attempt a shot inside 5 feet in the fourth quarter, after making 9 such shots in the first half.

  • NEXT LEVEL: The Celtics contested 19 of Carmelo Anthony's 29 field goal attempts, and he made 3-of-14 contested looks through the first three quarters. Anthony finished strong, making 4-of-5 contested looks in the fourth quarter, including 3 over Jeff Green.

  • From Elias: The Celtics 8 points in the 4th quarter in Game 1 against the Knicks are a postseason franchise low for a 4th quarter. The previous low was 9 in Game 2 of the 1983 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Bucks (the Celtics were swept 4-0 in that series).

  • NEXT LEVEL: J.R. Smith made 4-of-5 shot attempts and scored 8 points driving to his right Saturday, while missing both of his shot attempts and committing 2 turnovers on drives to the left. Smith drove into the lane 11 times drawing at least two defenders into the paint on each drive, but he never kicked it out to a teammate.

  • NEXT LEVEL: Carmelo Anthony passed the ball on 15-of-33 second-half touches after giving up the ball on 3-of-26 touches in the first half. Anthony's passes led directly to 3 shots attempts, one coming on his first assist of the game when he was double teamed setting up Kenyon Martin for a layup.

  • Carmelo Anthony accounted for a good deal of the Knicks offense in their Game 1 win, scoring 42 percent of the team's points.

  • Carmelo Anthony joins Patrick Ewing as the lone players in Knicks history to record at least 35 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals in a game. Each came in an opening round win against the Celtics.

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