Tommy Heinsohn believes the Celtics offensive scoring is the key, not the defense and Donny Marhshall breaks down some bad defending by the Celtics.
Prior to the game, Donny Marshall said the Celtics had to keep the Knicks below 11 made three-pointers if they wanted to win. The Celtics succeeded in that charge, holding the Knicks to 9-of-25 shooting from beyond the arc.
But that's only part of the equation. If the Celtics can't score, it won't matter.
The bench scored four points for the Celtics and all four came from the free throw line.
"Anybody that says you got to win this series with defense... please... The Celtics need to win this series with offense," declared Heinsohn. "They've got to score points. They can't get through with five guys doing all the scoring."
One player in particular drew the ire of Heinsohn.
"(Jordan) Crawford, who is an aggressive offensive player… he looked frightened to take a shot," said Heinsohn.
When Gary Tanguay pointed out that it was Crawford's first playoff game, Heinsohn quickly cut him off.
"I don't care!"
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