Knicks explain success against Celtics

Knicks explain success against Celtics
April 27, 2013, 12:30 am
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BOSTON —- While the Boston Celtics were left looking for answers facing an 0-3 deficit to the New York Knicks, the winning team had many ways to explain their success. Go inside the visitors locker room to see what the Knicks had to say needing just one more win to win the series.

Carmelo Anthony: "We're just doing what we're supposed to do -- playing defense, doing what we've got to do offensively, executing on offense, trying to hold them to one shot on the defensive end, make it tough for everybody. Tyson (Chandler) and K-Mart (Kenyon Martin), those guys are doing extremely well down there with the post ups. (Iman) Shumpert is playing extremely well on the defensive end. Everybody is willing their way to the wins as a whole, and as a result were up 3-0 on them."

Tyson Chandler: "It's been that way throughout the year for us (different players have stepped up). We've had countless guys step up, step into different roles that we needed at various times. This is a team with great depth and we can count on our bench.”

Jason Kidd: "I think we look at the regular season and we won on the road and this was something we could draw from, that we could go in here and hopefully get a win tonight.  We knew it was going to take a team effort, but we’ve got a veteran ball club that knows how to play. Right now we’re playing the right way defensively – focus on the defensive end and letting the offense come to us."

Kenyon Martin: "There's nothing that's surprised me (about the Celtics). We know that they were a good team, a well-coached team. We're just coming out and staying as one, competing for 48 minutes."

Head coach Mike Woodson: "I like the makeup of our team, I’ve said that all year. This team has been committed. We’ve had our ups and downs just like all teams do during the course of the season. The beauty about our team is that somebody has always stepped up when we needed it. To me, that’s the sign of a team that’s committed, that’s together and that’s trying to do one thing--win a title. We’re still in the hunt and that’s all I can say at this point. I’m pleased with the way we’re playing and we’ve got one more game that we’ve got to get before we can close it out and get to the next round.”