1. For weeks, or even months, Brad Stevens has been asking his team to do a few things: Stick together, move the ball and show some resolve. Stevens has been as critical as he gets when he’s said multiple times: “We get hit and then we don’t hit back. We tend to fall apart.”
The Knicks made a run early in the fourth quarter to take a seven-point lead. Celtics fans know this danger zone all to well this season. This time around, in a physical game, Boston dug down and rallied back. Over the next several minutes, Boston outscored New York 18-7 to take control of the game.