The New York Knicks will take on the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of their 1st round series as the scene shifts to Boston Garden. Get NBA odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 34 points, JR Smith added 19 off the bench and Raymond Felton had 16 points, as the Knicks won Game 2 and earned themselves at 2-0 series lead heading into Boston. Just like in Game 1, the Knicks started the game a little slow and headed into halftime behind on the scoreboard before turning up the defense and holding the Celtics to just 23 points in the second half to win by a score of 87-71.
On the other side of the coin, the Celtics have yet to put in a complete 48-minute performance and the first thing they need to address is their lack of potency on offense because while Paul Pierce had 18 points, he received next to no support as Kevin Garnett only added 12 points, while Jeff Green had just 10 points on three of 11 shooting. The Celtics desperately need someone like Jordan Crawford or Jason Terry to break out with a big game because in Game 2, the Celtics made 19 of 34 shots in the first half, but just seven of 36 in the second half.
As a whole the Knicks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in Boston overall. Something else to keep in mind is the Under is 5-0 in the last 5 matchups in Boston as well.
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