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The thrilling Knicks/Celtics game yesterday ended on an ugly note, as an angry Kevin Garnett pushed Bill Walker in the neck after missing the game-tying shot. Newsday captured Walker’s reaction: “After Bill Walker contested Kevin Garnett’s unsuccessful attempt to tie the score in the final seconds, the two former Celtics teammates exchanged harsh words. Garnett then put his left hand on Walker’s throat before the two were separated, first by injured Knicks guard Baron Davis. ‘I guess he got mad that I contested his shot,’ said Walker, who had scrambled to cover Garnett after colliding with Tyson Chandler, who was supposed to be guarding the Celtic. ‘He grabs my hand, tangles it up, I pulled my hand away and then we had a situation.’ Did Walker do anything to provoke Garnett? ‘I’m a grown man,’ he said. ‘You’re putting your hands in my face … Come on. Y’all know what the man does.’ Walker said he was unsure precisely where Garnett made contact with him. ‘I don’t know where
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This will probably cost both guys some money, but I don't think there'll be a suspension.
(A) KG's got to keep a cooler head. I know he's pissed he just missed a game-tying jumper... but you can't risk a suspension... especially with Pierce being hurt.
(B) Look at Bill Walker's little ***** move. He puts his hands up and backs...
Kevin Garnett wasted little time showing his midseason form. And by midseason form, we don’t mean putting up strong stats for the Celtics; we mean being a ******* on the court.
KG missed a last-second jumper that could have tied the Celtics-Knicks game Sunday. It looks like his former teammate/current Knicks guard, Bill Walker, talked some trash to him after the brick. Garnett...
Boston Celtics big man Kevin Garnett won't be penalized by the NBA for his postgame skirmish Sunday with New York Knicks guard Bill Walker, a league source told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Monday.
Yesterday, the NBA season got started with a bang as the New York Knicks pulled out a late win against the Boston Celtics.Nearing the end of the game, Boston's Kevin Garnett missed a game-trying shot and then got into a confrontation with New York's Bill Walker:
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics opened the 2011-12 season in excitable fashion, thrilling the Madison Square Garden crowd with a 106-104 Knick win. And Kevin Garnett, perhaps the NBA's preeminent trash-talker, is clearly in midseason form. Or, late-December form, which makes sense even on the NBA's opening day.
After missing a buzzer-beater that would have tied the...
Kevin Garnett will avoid punishment thanks to the good graces of the NBA and will join the 0-1 Boston Celtics on December 27th @ 8:00pm to take on the 1-0 Miami Heat.
Garnett, after bricking a game winning buzzer-beater against the Knicks, bullishly lunged at Bill Walkers throat before being saved by Baron Davis (of all people). Walker no doubt deserved it for running his...
The NBA season returns on Christmas Day with five nationally televised games, which is just the right amount for fans to get their fill following more than five months without pro basketball. The Miami Heat were the dominant headline at the beginning of last season, but this year there are several storylines to watch. The Knicks and Clippers look forward to new eras, while the Lakers...
I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from New York.
The Celtics also imploded emotionally. Referee Joey Crawford, who himself has a quick trigger, called fourth-quarter technical fouls on O'Neal and Pavlovic.Allen, who scored 20, rushed an...