Chicago head coach and former Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau likes the Knicks chances against the Celtics in their first round playoff series.

"In most playoff games, it comes down to the ability to get your three primary scorers better shots than your opponent gets their three primary scorers better shots," said Thibodeau. "They're playing at a very high level, and they've got three stars. So at the end of the game, if it's close, they'll be able to get a very high-percentage shot."

New York has received better contributions from their supporting cast of late.

"They've come a long way. Their defense is vastly improved," said Thibodeau. "They're very unselfish. They play smart. They're going to be a dangerous team."