After seemingly scoring at will in the opening half against the Boston Celtics, the New York Knicks struggled to find any offensive rhythm in the third quarter. With numerous turnovers and bad shots plaguing the Knicks, the Celtics have overcome a 10-point halftime deficit to take an 87-79 advantage heading into the final quarter.
Early foul trouble to Carmelo Anthony seemed to cause the Knicks to struggle offensively, as they couldn't find a consistent scorer with Anthony on the bench. Through three quarters, Anthony leads the Knicks with 20 points on 6/12 shooting from the field.
Amare Stoudemire and Toney Douglas have also provided some consistency on the offensive end for the Knicks. Stoudemire has shot 7/10 from the field through three quarters, scoring 17 points and pulling down five boards. Douglas has been the lone consistent scoring threat from the perimeter, netting 16 points.
Although he has struggled with his shot, hitting just 3/13 attempts, Iman Shumpert has scored 11 points. Unfortunately, Shumpert appeared to suffer an injury late in the third quarter and had to be helped off the court.
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