The Knicks won two consecutive games after dropping nine loss, and they renewed with optimism. They are coming off their two best games of the season, against the Nets and the Magic. The picture is not all bright however.
They faced poor opponents, the Magic had to deal with several injured players, and the Nets know their worst start of the season since ten years.
What’s more, Chandler is still injured, and without him, the defense seems shaky. They scored a lot of points from downtown, and that can’t work everytime, too unpredictable.
The Celtics are at the top of the Atlantic division, despite already experiencing losing streaks of four and six games in the first month of the season.
They beat the Nuggets at home on friday, thanks to Crawford (22 points) and Bradley (18 points). Rondo, their best player could be back.
Kris Humphries is back and can contribute a lot off the bench. He’s seen increased minutes with Kelly Olynyk out with an injury.
The teams are meeting for the first time since the Knicks beat the Celtics in six games last season in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The desire for revenge will be a boost for the Celtics. With odd around 2.80? Worth a try!