NBA Playoffs: Game Three Related Knicks / Celtics Links

The Knicks are poised to hit the hardwood in Boston on Friday night in hopes of winning game three and taking an almost always insurmountable 3-0 lead over the Celtics. With that in mind, let’s take a look around to see what some of our favorite writers are saying about, what’s so far, turned out to be an exciting series.

To lead things off, New York surely understands the boys in Beantown don’t plan on laying down without a fight. My friends at Tommy Dee’s highlight the Celtics’ resiliency as a group, their immense amount of pride, and savvy veteran experience in this piece here.

Looking at who’s certain to be seen as a potential X-Factor for the Knicks the rest of the way, my man Chris Herring of The Wall Street Journal continues his great coverage with this piece, recognizing just how vital Raymond Felton is proving to be to his team’s success.

With both teams set to rumble in Boston, my fellow SBNation blogger Seth Rosenthal took measures into his own hands and gathered up the latest notes from Knicks’ practice on Thursday, over here at “Posting & Toasting.”

Between an array of different podcasts, webcasts, and more, my buddy Ian Begley has been all over the place hitting fans hard with up to the minute coverage and a unique prospective during the playoffs. Here’s one of his latest pieces, highlighting some of the Knicks’ clear motivations to make quick work of the Celtics in the quarterfinals.

Begley’s ESPN New York colleague, my friend Jared Zwerling, penned another recent piece focusing in on the eye-popping impact of Kenyon Martin in his return to the court this past week for the Knicks. The big man has clearly done wonders for New York, filling in with a necessary defensive presence as Tyson Chandler inches his way back from an lingering injury of his own.

Last, but not least, as the Knicks optimistically have just about all hands on deck with regard to their players, that’s also the case with their coaching staff too. Gene Cross, head coach of New York’s D-League affiliate the Erie BayHawks, has been spending time in the Big Apple with the Knicks during the playoffs. I discuss his impact here at