Knicks Take 2-0 Series Lead Over Celtics with 87-71 Win
The Boston Celtics continue to struggle on the road in New York. After dominating in the first half, they fell apart in the second half.
In the first half of game two against New York, the Celtics were in charge. The second half has been the big problem for the Celtics, and it continues to be. Boston only scored 11 points in the third, and then 12 point sin the fourth. They scored more point then those two combined periods in the second quarter, with 28.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 18 points, but Boston could not stop carmelo Anthony, who led all scorers with 34 points. J.R. Smith, the NBA’s sixth man award winner, had 19 points off the Knick bench.
New York now takes a 2-0 series lead, the first for them since the year 2000. Game Three of the series will be Friday night at the TD Garden.