We're talking about the Celtics that needed 7 games to beat a young Sixers squad that couldn't put together a solid 48 minutes in the playoffs?
Now they have no Ray Allen.
I would breath easy betting money on the Knicks. I don't see how the Celtics could beat them to be honest. A guy like J-Kidd just isn't going to be dominated by Rondo. I love Pierce but he isn't going to be getting the best of Melo.
I just don't see one match-up the Celtics can lean on to establish a game-plan. They would be dependent on the Knicks playing like shite. much like the Sixers last year.