The New York Knicks missed a solid opportunity to put the series away on Wednesday night, but the Boston Celtics prevailed. Now New York has to live with the fear of becoming the first NBA team to lose a series after going up 3-0.
This couldn’t be a worse time to grade the Knicks’ performance. For the second game in a row, New York failed to continue where they left off from Game 1 through 3, and the end result has been poor shooting and nightmares about the 2004 ALCS for everyone in the Big Apple.
Don’t worry, I am not about to give everyone on the Knicks an "F" for the whole series just because of their performance over the last four days; however, if I was evaluating each game individually, I would be tempted to hand out a few failing grades here and there.
Anyway, here is my assessment of the Knicks through five games of the NBA playoffs.