Celtics Prevail In Game 2 Against Knicks

Celtics take 2-0 lead over Knicks with 96-93 win

      BOSTON (AP) – Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14
seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame
Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks
96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.
      The Knicks played the entire second half without Amare
Stoudemire, who had back spasms. Chauncey Billups missed the game
with a sore left knee.
      Garnett hit the decisive jump hook after backing Jared Jeffries
into the lane. The Knicks then got the ball to Anthony, who was
double-teamed and passed inside to Jeffries. But Garnett stole the
ball and called timeout with 4 seconds remaining.
      The Knicks fouled Delonte West, who made two free throws.
      Rajon Rondo led Boston with a career playoff-high 30 points.
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