Ray Allen Lifts Celtics to Victory: Looking Ahead to Game 2 Against the Knicks

April 17th, 2011 by Luis Batlle Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks played a Game 1 to remember, as Ray Allen's go-ahead three-pointer with just over 10 seconds remaining would seal the deal for the C's, pulling out the 87-85 home victory in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Ray Allen's 24 points were a team-high for the Celtics. Allen was efficient from long-range, hitting three-of-five threes while shooting 9-of-15 from the field overall. He would also grab six rebounds in the process.

For the Knicks Carmelo Anthony struggled mightily, scoring 15 points on 5-of-18 shooting. Amar'e Stoudemire played as well a game as head coach Mike D'Antoni could have asked for, scoring 28 points on over 66 percent shooting. His 11 rebounds were a team-high.

The Knicks had everything going right in the first half, holding the Celtics to 39 first half points while making the offense run through mid-range jumpers from Rajon Rondo. Rondo went 4-of-9 in the first half from the field as the Celtics offense looked stagnant and inefficient.

Much of the Celtics' lack of production came in part from step-up play defensively from the Knicks. Nineteen of the C's 35 field goals came in the ...

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