The return of Prigioni is significant for the Knicks. Pablo Prigioni is back in the New York Knicks' starting lineup for Game 2 of their playoff series against Boston after missing the opener with a sprained right ankle. New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni will return to the starting lineup Tuesday for Game 2 against the Boston Celtics after missing the series opener because of a sprained right ankle. Pablo Prigioni starts ahead of J.R. Prigioni will start alongside point guard Raymond Felton in the backcourt. Prigioni's return will force 6-foot-1 Felton to guard 6-7 forward Paul Pierce, who has been starting at shooting guard in Boston's bigger lineups. "He gives us a guy who can help run our team, and gives us a defensive presence out front guarding the ball," Knicks coach Mike Woodson said.