Finishing Touches on C's/Knicks Game 1
Mon, 18 Apr 2011|
The Sports Tonight crew give one last look back on the goods and bads from the Celtics dramatic Game 1 clash with the Knicks.
Mohegan Sun sports tonight videos on CS and any dot com are brought to you by Jeep. Everybody kept born in the side of the Boston Celtics all season long take a look at the -- offensive rebounds just under -- -- game for the Celtics Knicks averaging. Over ten despite not bagging a -- a trend setter. Plus side of the garden -- of the fifteen offensive boards they outrebounded the sixth. 4434. Welcome back Mohegan Sun sports tonight -- a big sporting goods all of great press and -- frank that's all the. On the up from New York Daily News. Paul Pierce told me last week the Celtics in no ways could win this series if the Knicks scored a 10810. Points. With the Knicks almost winning a game in the eighties yesterday what does that tell you about the seniors you know but I was very surprised as an -- and had a great defensive team that being said. The Celtics have struggled to score so I think Boston. Once it got out of Reynolds -- second half I didn't think that's an easy baskets that kind of got everybody going. Unofficially the Knicks can play as good -- defense as they played but given that Ronny Turiaf -- -- the credit. It was kind of epidemic and -- he gives them a physical presence under the basket I thought that was a big difference for them. I know with the injury to Chauncey build some thinking hey maybe around offensively can get on track but. Frank does that really for the Celtics did this mixed group about what the Big Three you're gonna do it's really gonna come down to pierce and Allen knocking down key shots is. They are nice and you know I felt that going into the series if the Celtics win or lose that you haven't come down to how they play if you think about game one it's really two shots a -- -- making his shot. Carmelo Anthony not making his shot and I think Carmelo. You know he relies too much up three point is a problem with the next station to you know -- -- Tony system as you know if you have that three take it. I sometimes think guys like Carmelo better off 1520 feet out as opposed to -- 20/20 eight Fiat and launching a 30 -- fall on Billups. Any do you think he plays tomorrow in game two and if he doesn't. What does Mike and Tony do that I look at Chauncey and as great a big game player as he is I -- Maybe not the best point guard from Mike and Tony fifth but no I I think I think Chauncey Billups and he's being honest with -- was gonna tell you the same thing happened like -- -- announced that -- Is gonna tell -- the same thing as snap for game two I don't think shots he's gonna play. At practice on Monday he was still limping. He's gonna be out and of the six games that he missed earlier. They -- or two without the Toney Douglas will start Toney Douglas will play terrific defense on Rondo the probably Toney Douglas not really natural. Point guard they'll be a couple of times you're sitting in the first couple Rose be careful that you could get hit. With the best -- I don't know I don't -- ball all over the place and you're gonna get tenacious defense and you're gonna get a guy who can knock down shots and Toney Douglas was 37 seconds away from being -- a decade he would be three point. Jermaine O'Neal's a guy who's been much maligned around here a lot of people think. He's got no shot to contribute he may have given you all is well production in game one. But moving forward can jail have success against the kind of bigs and the style flag with an. See ya I think that he can and I think you know Jermaine O'Neal I think dropping a little bit away. Actually help them -- gives him a shot blocking presence I think for guys like Jermaine O'Neal hitting about his career he's made a ton of money over here. He's been All Star Games this is a chance now for him. To win a championship but I think you conceded he's got that motivation it's hard not to pull for a guy like especially coming back from all the -- he's had and I kept thinking during game one. Jerry meals a Donnie Walsh fired Donnie -- is that it brought of Indiana he gave -- the big contract and there is stunning loss sitting in the front row watching Jermaine O'Neal absolutely dominates. Frontline in the third quarter Amare Stoudemire had a terrific first three and a half quarters like fully expecting to get his 25 with thirty points despite what Glen Davis that about him defending him he is a great offensive player he will get his numbers that being said we're just talking off fair. You doubt that all the guys on the knicks' bench boss will get their. Point yeah I think an expense was outstanding obviously game one Bill Walker coming in after Carmelo had the 2000 in 88 seconds of the game but walker really saved the Knicks but those seven points but walker Jared Jeffries really have not played that well during the regular season. And they gave an acceptance of the Nixon and beat those guys especially now. Assuming -- is out now Anthony Carter's going to be in a lot of you're asking him to do a lot more if you go to in the practice and you see them scrimmage and you look at their starting five not terribly look at that next but it's amazing season. Drop off my little bit on Carmelo game one how are people in New York viewing his game and moving forward. -- people get a viewing him as that superstar that you could really build around noble this spin away in New York we referendum on. Whether he can really elevate his game and B -- playoffs Illini. Know that you know we have this reputation fans in the -- New York is being big and bad but you know we're always willing to give guys a grace -- I think criminals gonna get back grace period. That being said welcome to New York you know five for 151. For eleven in the second half I mean he just didn't have only one point. In the fourth quarter and and you look at some of their you know decisions that he made on the Phillips I would -- was hurt. Caldwell took a quick three that led to this the Celtics scored and also late in the game. Once again taking a pull up 28 foot jumper with -- -- three point eight seconds ago put the ball on the floor drive to the basket get to the ballot. That's when he's at his best so I did not like the way -- played at all in the fourth quarter you know what. As you guys know you win all the championship if you're gonna be judged on how you can with a --