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Daily Debate: How Can the Knicks Defeat the Celtics in the Playoffs?

With a loss by the Philadelphia 76ers to the Orlando Magic, a win by the Miami Heat over the Atlanta Hawks, and an overtime loss by the Boston Celtics to the Washington Wizards, the Eastern Conference Playoffs are set.  How can the New York Knicks win a seven-game series against the Boston Celtics?  Voice your opinion on the Razz and Jazz Sports Blog Daily Debate!

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  1. Al M

    April 12, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    This will be a tough series if Amare is healthy. Knicks can pull off an upset.

  2. Matt

    April 12, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    The Knicks have to stay with the defensive play that they all of a sudden found the last couple of weeks of the season. That and an up tempo game. Make the celtics old legs run and chase them. Rondo is no where near the player he was early in the year so make him work and frustrate him on all levels. I believe their back up point guard got hurt last night and is gone for the rest of the season. That will be a big blow to Boston.

    Boston is still a veteran team and a smart team and they still have Pierce and Allen so the Knicks must play smart basketball. If Shaq returns make him run run run. This is where Chauncey Billups experience will counter that of the Celtics. We need him to play smart and guide the team. Fields and Douglas have to have a great series. We also need to hit the 3’s. It’s a lot but this is our chance to steal a series. If we steal this series we will be on a high for the next round.

  3. Priest Forever

    April 12, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    They can’t. Period.

    They will win at least one game in the garden based on momentum but after that its a wrap. Boston has size and experience over this knick team. The Knicks best bet is to try to play physical and take Boston out of it that way but even that won’t get them through the series. Not only that but I fully expect Doc Rivers to outcoach Dantoni as his philosophy seems to be “Just let them try to run up and down the court all game” smh.

    One good thing about this series is that I’m about to get paid betting all these Knick fans.

  4. Ricky

    April 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Honestly hassle Rondo/Pierce and rebounds, ever since they lost Perkins they’ve been struggling on the defensive end, not saying they arent good but its just not the same, they pretty much have to go all out and not be afraid to get in the face of the celtics players and rebound rebound rebound, and the bench is really going to have to come thru this time around.

  5. Derrel "Jazz" Johnson

    April 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Al Amar’e should be healthy, I think he will play for a little bit tomorrow, possibly. Don’t want to use game one of the playoffs to get back into your rhythm.

    Matt you are 100% correct, they have to continue with the good defensive effort. I’ll take the the Knicks Big Three over the Celtics Big Three right now. Billups over Rondo, Allen over Fields, Anthony over Pierce, Stoudemire over Garnett, and the center position may be a terrible wash. Fields isn’t needed on the offensive end as much, but Douglas is an X Factor. He’s like the Knicks version of Lamar Odom. When he plays well, makes them difficult to beat. The Knicks live and die with the three ball. Carmelo is hitting them at a very high rate.

    Ricky, good points. Perkins have changed this team, on and off the court, it appears.

    Priest, what if Boston doesn’t have the size? Shaq and O’Neal are way past their prime. LOL can’t argue with the coaching advantage going to Doc Rivers. I won’t be betting lol.

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