The New York Knicks not only expect a Boston adjustment, they can guess what it is.
The Celtics never could have accomplished so much over the last six years with as little as they got from Kevin Garnett on Saturday in their playoff opener. So when the teams return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday for Game 2, Boston plans to feature much more of Garnett, along with the usual dose of Paul Pierce.
The response from the Knicks is basically: Go ahead.
Garnett was just 4 of 12 from the field in the Knicks' 85-78 victory on Saturday. Perhaps out of rhythm from his lack of game action down the stretch, he finished with eight points and nine rebounds and couldn't take advantage of Tyson Chandler's struggles.