NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Knicks came within 21 seconds of beating the Celtics in Game 1. After Carmelo Anthony was whistled for an offensive foul, Ray Allen drained the game-deciding basket for Boston — and New York found themselves walking into the locker room on the losing side of the ball.

Amar’e Stoudemire, Sunday’s star on offense, says the Celtics won’t be able to stop him in Game 2.

“I don’t think there’s anything they can do. Besides try to deny me the ball,” Stoudemire said on Monday. “There’s ways to get open.”

Stoudemire drained 28 points and snatched 11 rebounds in Game 1.

“It’s still the same old me,” he said. “The playoffs always bring the best out of me. It’s going to get even better as the series goes on.”

Stoudemire also ribbed Glen “Big Baby” Davis, who said last week it’s “not that hard” to defend the Knicks’ big offseason acquisition.

“I know Baby wanted to try to draw contact and draw fouls,” said Stoudemire. “His core is not really as tight as it should be, so I knew I (could) catch him off-balance from that.”

Will Stoudemire take over Game 2? Make your prediction in the comments below…

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