The Celtics have dropped the first two games in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs to an unrelenting Knicks team and need to turn their play around if they plan to see the second round.
Injuries have plagued the Celtics all season, and players like Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Jason Terry have risen to the occasion. But are the Celtics maybe out of gas as they barrel into the playoffs?
Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks have controlled the series so far, keeping Kevin Garnett in foul trouble and playing strong defense. They have limited Boston to 39.2 percent shooting in New York, and even when the C’s had a lead down the stretch in the second game, the Knicks locked them up, holding them to just seven field goals in the second half.