Field Goal %
- BOS 37.1
- 42.1 NY
Three Point %
- BOS 26.3
- 36.8 NY
- BOS 12
- 11 NY
- BOS 44
- 54 NY
- New York, NY
- Line: NY -7.0
0:00 - 4th Quarter
End of Game
From Elias: BIG FIX FROM ELIAS:(entering this postseason)Since the playoffs expanded in 1984, 132 lower seeds (WORSE SEEDS) have fallen behind two games to none in a first-round series. Only 5 have come back to win the series (3.8%).
The Celtics shot 19.4 percent tonight from the field in the 2nd half. That's their worst shooting percentage in ANY POSTSEASON HALF since 1996-97.
Celtics down 2-0
Playoff Series in Kevin Garnett Era* Result 2013 East Conf 1st Rd ? 2012 East Conf Finals L, 4-3 2011 East Conf Semis L, 4-1 *since 2007-08
Avery Bradley held J.R. Smith to 1 of 5 shooting in the second quarter Tuesday after Smith was 4 of 4 against other Celtics players in the first. Despite his success, Bradley guarded Smith on only one field goal attempt in the second half.
The Knicks scored 26 points on plays that featured a pick-and-roll in the second half Tuesday after scoring 13 on those plays in the first half. The Knicks averaged 1.18 points per play on the pick-and-roll in the game and averaged 0.68 points per play on isolations.
The Celtics scored 24 points in the paint in Game 2, including 8 in the second half. The 24 paint points are tied for the Celtics' lowest in a game this season. The Celtics have averaged 27.0 paint points in the first two game of the series after averaging 38.1 points in the paint during the regular season.
Carmelo Anthony has nearly the same number of points and field goal attempts in the first and second halves of his first two playoff games against the Celtics. However, Anthony has passed 17 more times in the second halves of the games, helping the Knicks to a 33-point second-half advantage in the series.
The last time the Knicks won consecutive playoff games was 2000. They won Games 3 and 4 against the Pacers in the Conference Finals, but lost the series 4-2.The last time the Knicks led a playoff series 2-0 was the 2000 1st Round when they led the Raptors 2-0 and went on to win the series 3-0.
From Elias: The 4th did them in in Game 1 and the 3rd was tough to bounce back from in Game 2:Quelling QuartersCeltics Notable Quarters This Series Game 1 4th Game 2 3rdPoints 8 11Margin -10 -21FG 3-11 4-18Assist-TO 2-8 3-3
Celtics Disappearing Act - Series vs Knicks
Game 1 Game 2 Halftime lead +4 +6 2nd half points 25 23 2nd half FG 7-27 7-36 Lost by 7 16
Headlined by NBA champion J.R. Smith, there are still some recognizable names out there who remain unsigned, even after a busy summer of free agency.
J.R. Smith will not attend the Cavaliers' minicamp this week as he and the team remain at an impasse in contract talks, sources told ESPN.com.
Mike Conley's $152 million deal is currently the richest in NBA history, but expect to see a $200 million contract soon, likely for Russell Westbrook, James Harden or DeAndre Jordan.