Five Takeaways: Knicks Come Up Just Short In Sweep Attempt

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Raymond Felton Takes Over

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You could argue that Raymond Felton has been the Knicks’ most consistent player this series. He has done it all through four games, be it defending Paul Pierce or dealing with Avery Bradley’s ball pressure. When the Knicks needed a spark on Sunday, Felton was there again.

Down 20 early in the third quarter, Felton took over, pouring in 16 points on 5-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point land. The quarter ended with Felton pulling up from 30 feet and nailing a three at the buzzer. New York outscored Boston 30-14 in the quarter thanks to Felton’s heroics.

Look for the Knicks to feature more Felton pick-and-rolls in Game Five. That will help take some pressure of off Carmelo Anthony and keep the floor spaced for shooters.

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