How in the world did the Celtics in 1990 lose to the Knicks in the playoffs?
Celtics were 52-30 that year while the Knicks were 45-37.
Mchale, Bird, Parish, Lewis and DJ all played 75+ games that year.
In the 1st round series the Celtics were up 2-0 and then lost 3 in a row including the last game of the series at home.
In that playoffs:
Bird averaged 24/9/9 on 44% with a PER of 21
Mchale averaged 22/9/3 on 61% with a PER of 20
Parish averaged 16/10/3 on 57% with a PER of 19
Lewis averaged 20/5/5 on 60% with a PER of 18
DJ averaged 14/3/6 on 48% with a PER of 12
For the Knicks Ewing averaged 28/10/3 on 52% with a PER of 25 and then Wilkins was the next highest scorer at 15/4/5 on 46% FG with a PER of 16.