Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 37.1
    • 42.1 NY
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 26.3
    • 36.8 NY
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 12
    • 11 NY
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 44
    • 54 NY

Game Information

Madison Square Garden
,
Coverage: TNT
  • New York, NY
  • Line: NY -7.0
Attendance: 19,033
96%
Capacity: 19,763
Referees: Derrick Stafford, Rodney Mott, David Jones
4/24/2013 Associated Press

Knicks shut down Celtics to take 2-0 lead

Carmelo Anthony scored 34 points, Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith added 19 and the New York Knicks opened a 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics with an 87-71 victory Tuesday night.

TNT1234T
Celtics2028111271
Knicks2616321387

Game Flow

BOS
NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

71

NY

87

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Kevin Garnett makes 15-foot two point shot
  • Jeff Green misses 12-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass makes 10-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass makes 15-foot jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jason Terry misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 24-foot three point jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses layup
  • Kevin Garnett misses 9-foot
  • Avery Bradley makes 21-foot jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Avery Bradley makes layup
  • Kevin Garnett makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Jason Terry makes 25-foot three point jumper (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Jordan Crawford misses 19-foot jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 25-foot three point jumper (Avery Bradley assists)
  • Jeff Green makes two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jeff Green makes 22-foot jumper (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jason Terry misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce makes driving layup (Jason Terry assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 18-foot two point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 18-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Brandon Bass misses 18-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses
  • Kevin Garnett misses 22-foot jumper
  • Jordan Crawford misses three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 4-foot two point shot (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jordan Crawford misses driving layup
  • Kenyon Martin blocks Paul Pierce's layup
  • Kenyon Martin blocks Paul Pierce 's 2-foot layup
  • Kenyon Martin blocks Jeff Green 's 2-foot layup
  • Jeff Green misses jumper
  • Jeff Green misses driving layup
  • Jordan Crawford misses 4-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Tyson Chandler misses layup
  • Raymond Felton misses 7-foot two point shot
  • Tyson Chandler misses driving layup
  • Kenyon Martin makes two point shot (J.R. Smith assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot (Kenyon Martin assists)
  • Chris Copeland misses 19-foot jumper
  • Kenyon Martin misses
  • Raymond Felton misses 7-foot two point shot
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Tyson Chandler misses layup
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Pablo Prigioni misses 23-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce blocks Raymond Felton 's 3-foot layup
  • Raymond Felton makes layup
  • Iman Shumpert misses driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 11-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 12-foot two point shot
  • Raymond Felton makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • J.R. Smith misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 21-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot
  • Jason Kidd misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kenyon Martin misses tip shot
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 20-foot jumper (Jason Kidd assists)
  • J.R. Smith misses layup
  • J.R. Smith makes two point shot (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony misses jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Raymond Felton makes two point shot
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 20-foot jumper
  • J.R. Smith misses 30-foot three point jumper
  • Iman Shumpert misses 18-foot jumper
  • Chris Copeland misses three point jumper
  • James White misses three point jumper
  • Steve Novak makes 21-foot two point shot (Iman Shumpert assists)
  • Quentin Richardson misses 26-foot three point jumper

Research Notes

  • 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
    2013East Conf 1st Rd?
    2012East Conf FinalsL, 4-3
    2011East Conf SemisL, 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 1Game 2
    Halftime lead+4+6
    2nd half points2523
    2nd half FG7-277-36
    Lost by716

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