Paul Pierce and Ray Allen can’t miss, Knicks can’t defend.
No, that’s not a video of shootaround after a Celtics practice session. That’s in a playoff game. Not just any playoff game, the first Knicks home game since 2004 and that’s how the Knicks rewarded their faithful fans.
Sure, Ray Allen is the all-time 3-point leader who is also shooting 45% from deep. And sure, Paul Pierce is a serial killer who is tops among active players with 30+ point games at MSG. But this was inexcusable.
This defensive performance by the Knicks was beyond lethargic. Ray and Paul combined for 70 points on 25 of 37 shooting. They also combined for 14 of 19 from three.
It’s nights like this that make me think O'Antoni needs to go.