“Without a doubt. We have to bring it. It’s the only way we have a chance to win the game. We just have to play all out,” forward Jeff Green said.
“We can’t go in with the same outlook (as Game 4), because I’m pretty sure they’re going to have different schemes on how they’re going to attack the pressure situations and how we came at Melo.”
A strong game from Smith would be the easiest way for the Knicks to address that, but they insist he doesn’t owe them one after being forced to watch Game 4 from the hotel.
“We all owe each other a good game tomorrow,” Woodson said. “It’s not on just J.R.’s head. Everybody’s got to play well to come out of here with a win.”
AP Sports Writer Howard Ulman in Waltham, Mass., contributed to this report.
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