Pleased, not thrilled with the first half performance.
The Good: 'Melo looks like 'Melo, Stat looks like Stat and has even hit a couple of threes. Shumpert is getting to the hole off the bench, consistently. Knicks are winning the battle on the glass (21-16). Chandler has four blocked shots. The Knicks lead by 10 at the break.
The Bad: One rebound for Chandler. Inconsistent effort on defense. Too many easy layups, open shots etc. Shumpert isn't finishing at the rim. Rajon Rondo has 19 points and was doing whatever he wanted up until the final part of the second quarter.
Defense needs to pick up the intensity or Boston will be right back in this game in a hurry. Offense needs to keep doing its thing, but I'd like to see a few more fastbreaks/dunks (they have none so far) to get the crowd really into it and seize momentum. Let's Go.