Inside the Matchups: Knicks vs. Celtics
ESPNNewYork.com goes position-by-position to stack up the Bockers against Boston
Updated: April 17, 2011, 3:26 AM ETBy Chris Sheridan | ESPNNewYork.com
Toney Douglas, Shawne Williams, Jared Jeffries/Shelden Williams, Anthony Carter and Bill Walker vs. Jeff Green, Glen Davis, Delonte West and Nenad KrsticAll of the Celtics' key reserves bring nice offensive games off the bench, and Davis is the strongest defender of the bunch. West is the best backup point guard the Celtics have had in several years, but he is their only 3-point threat off the bench unless Doc Rivers digs deep and goes to Troy Murphy. The Knicks' fortunes will hinge in large part on the 3-point capabilities of Douglas and Shawne Williams (and perhaps Walker, if Fields struggles), but Douglas is an incredibly streaky shooter and a player still learning how to efficiently run an offense when he is at the point, and Williams is a fine 3-point shooter from the corners but not so much from other spots outside the arc.