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Celtics (12-3) vs. Knicks (7-10)
Saturday, November 17
The Celtics traveled to Madison Square Garden for the the second half of a back-to-back. The Knicks also played the prior night, losing in Houston, 133-130. New York was mired in a five-game losing streak, but dropped each game by no more than four points. They would end the losing streak, defeating a storied division rival in front of a new sellout attendance of 19,591. Outscoring the Celtics in three of the four quarters, the Knicks claimed victory with a 113-109 win.
Future Phil Jackson assistant Jim Cleamons collected a DNP, but the Red Holzman’s team had some recognizable names on the roster. Bill Cartwright had his way in the paint with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Micheal Ray Richardson finished with 22 points and 18 assists, but Ray Williams dominated, ending the night with 35 points in 36 minutes. The Celtics’ Achilles heel — their inability to stop teams in the paint — was apparent in the loss.
The Celtics did ...
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Rajon Rondo has already extended his double-digit assist streak to 33 games in the first half as the Celtics lead the Raptors 47-42. Rondo had seven assists in the first quarter after making the game-time decision to return as the starting point guard. Rondo, who sprained his right ankle Wednesday night against the Jazz, showed [...]
Early in the first quarter Jason Kidd had a wide open three-point shot that he decided to turn down in favor of his killer ball fake. The same ball fake that has worked wonders in him getting his defender in the air and drawing the foul. This time however, Kidd wasn’t as fortunate to just go to the charity stripe to knock down a few free throws. His defender corked him in the head...
J.R. Smith and Jerryd Bayless got into a scuffle after Smith threw an elbow. Following the game, Smith hurled some insults at Bayless.
Last night’s Celtics/Nets game got a little testy late in the second quarter, when Boston’s Leandro Barbosa appeared to have an easy look at a basket in transition before being grabbed by Brooklyn’s Keith Bogans from behind. The play appeared to be an obvious candidate for a flagrant foul call, which turned out to actually [...]
This week’s “Fan Friday” features a loyal reader and good friend of Red’s Army, Glory. Some of you may know her by her Twitter handle, “FickWalker”.
Glory is a 30-something Celtic fan who hails from Sidney, Australia-which has a huge Celtics fan base. Like most Celtics fans, she is devoted, outspoken and stands by her team through ups and downs. She’s been an NBA fan...
Brook Lopez has the athleticism of a rock. He leaps like a picnic table, floats like a brick, and dunks with the strength of a six-year-old girl. He’s about as explosive as wet gunpowder, and his top speed is slower than dial-up internet.
Most rocks are far more athletic than Jason Collins. Honorable mention to Tyson Chandler, who loses because Brook Lopez dunked it backwards...
After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: Defense: Overall:
He did a great job of being aggressive. He’s obviously not Rondo, but he’s just about as fast and any time you can push the tempo and force the defense to react, good things will happen. Barbosa also...
After handing the New York Knicks their first loss of the season, the Memphis Grizzlies now have the NBA's best record.
Zach Randolph had 20 points and 15 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Grizzlies beat the Knicks 105-95 Friday night, ending New York's season-opening eight-game winning streak.
Memphis used a big third-quarter run to increase its lead to 21 points...
Two things are certain from the comments. Nets fans hate Courtney Lee. They don't like having more Celtics fans at their games than Nets fans. And, they couldn't deny the fact that they caught several breaks from the refs. They also realize that they lucked out with Rondo's absence. Enjoy today's Comments...
No Rondo. Celtics playing the second half of a...
BOSTON — Jason Terry is not the same old Jet this season. No matter what his shooting percentage may be, the transition in Boston after eight seasons in Dallas has not been seamless.
There have been single-digit scoring games, like when he failed to make a basket in a win over Utah. There have been games in which he has been underused, such as the win in Washington when he clocked...
Listen to internet radio with CLNSRadio on Blog Talk Radio Call in: 347-215-7771 | Listen Live | Join the CelticsBlog Chat Listen from your mobile device The CLNS Radio Boston Celtics Post Game series continues their season-long initiative to cover every single Boston Celtics game. Tonight, the Celtics square off against the Detroit Pistons. Your hosts will be [...]
The Knicks and Nets have things going in the right direction. Both are off to great starts with the Knicks being the last unbeaten team in the league until losing to a tough Memphis squad on Friday.
The 6-1 start is one of the best in team history and they really seem to be putting things together after the last two disappointing first round playoff exits. The team has seen back...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Knicks go down
New York was not going 82-0. That is virtually impossible with the way the NBA schedule is constructed. Going 6-0 was surprise in itself for a team that seemingly lacked offensive fluidity and was nominally good at defense, but hardly elite.
In the first weeks of...