For the second game in a row the Knicks’ hearts were broken, this time at the hands of Kevin Garnett. The final score was 96-93. Carmelo Anthony played out of his mind today, but it wasn’t enough as the Knicks were without Chauncey Billups the entire game and Amar’e Stoudemire for the second half. Boston now¬† leads the series 2-0 as they head back to Madison Square Garden.

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 17:  Head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks directs Bill Walker #5 in the second half against the Boston Celtics in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 17, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The...

What Happened:

First Chauncey Billups. Then Amar’e Stoudemire. Our Knicks were shorthanded the entire second half, yet they closed a 4th quarter seven point gap and took the lead. Led by Carmelo Anthony, who scored 42 points, had 17 rebounds along with 6 assists, the Knicks should’ve won this game. Unfortunately anything goes in Boston.

Kevin Garnett was nearly unstoppable in the post, and made a huge defensive stop to ice the game. Toney Douglas played well in the absence of Billups, scoring 14 points and adding 7 rebounds.

Landry Fields has been a disappointment so far in the playoffs. The problem is he looks like what he is; a second round rookie.

There isn’t much to be said about this game, fans of the Knicks heart’s are broken, but New York knows they can win. Get ready for the Garden to be a zoo on Friday night.