NO ONE WILL CALL THE KNICKS BEATING THE CELTICS AN ” UPSET” AFTER THE FACT.

Carmelo Anthony #7 of the Knicks drives to the basket against Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics. (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

After the Knicks beat the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs…. no one  will call it an Upset. Not a chance! They will say ” The Celtics were in their twilight” with ” they were finished the minute Kendrick Perkins was traded to the Thunder” ……. The younger “Big Three” got the best of the Older “Big Three.” But no one will call it an Upset when the smoke clears. The New York Knicks are going to beat the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Chauncey Billups will get it done against Boston. All three are clutch players and will elevate their game to new heights against Boston. Defense? Yes we are mediocre 
 and we won’t change overnight, so we have to bring the most potent offense Boston has ever seen. So far we have :

KG vs Stat…. Edge Boston for the first quarter then Stat takes the Next three.  EDGE KNICKS NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30:  Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks shoots over Kris Humphries #43 of the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by download

Billups vs Rondo. MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Chauncey Billups #4 of the New York Knicks shoots a foul shot during a game gainst the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 27, 2011 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by do

Billups is not going to buckle under the pressure and he is going to come through down the stretch time and time again while he can slack off Rondo
and make him jump shoot his horrific shot. Billups is a proven winner and nick named “Big Shot.”  Rondo is a winner with NO shot . EDGE KNICKS 

MELO vs Pierce.  Have you watched Pierce this year? He has no lift and almost falls over when he shoots.  We will see “flashes” of his game, but flashes aren’t enough
as Melo will most likely out-play him so bad… Pierce will join Rasheed Wallace next year rather than play for the Raptors, BIG EDGE KNICKS

THE BENCH….NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30:  Shawne Williams #3 of the New York Knicks celebrates scoring a three pointer during the game against the New Jersey Nets at Madison Square Garden on March 30, 2011 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and a

Shawne Williams often goes overlooked as an above average defender with rebounding ability, especially on the offensive end. He has the potential to go on scoring binges. At nearly 42 percent from beyond the arc, he is as lethal of a three-point shooter as there is. He is a hustle player and at 25 years old, can wear out some of the older Celtics. He may be the “Sleeper” of this series.

Toney Douglas  CLEVELAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Toney Douglas #23 of the New York Knicks and Daniel Gibson #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers fight for a loose ball during the game on February 25, 2011 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle

If TD has his three point stroke going this series along with taking charges and playing tough defense that he has shown he can do…. Boston is in for trouble.

BILL WALKER  View Image
Walker is only 23 and shows flashes of Star talent.  If Walker can control his drives without getting an offensive foul, this guy can do some damage to his former team.

MY BIAS PREDICTION….. THE KNICKS 4-2………WHO DA THUNK IT?