Found May 10, 2012 on TheProBasketballTalk:
Here’s why a Fourth Quarter live blog of Celtics-Hawks Game 6 is a stupendous idea.  I’m a big Celtics fan.  Cut me, and green pours out (along with gin, at least tonight).  So things will go one of two ways:  The Celtics win, eliminate Atlanta, and I’ll write with such a “Homer-ish” vigor, you’ll get upset, and send me angry tweets (@PBTBENKEZ).  If Atlanta wins, and forces a Game 7, I’ll write with such angry, irrational vitriol, you’ll send me concerned tweets (@PBTBENKEZ).  This is what you call a win-win situation, my friends.  Unless the Celtics lose.  So here’s what happened in the last 12 minutes of basketball, live from Boston.  I’ll be watching the game with the Boston announcers (Mike Gorman, Tom Heinshohn).  I apologize if there is any offensive language.  It’s the Playoffs. 12:00 min left:  Boston up 67-63, thanks to a Rondo buzzer beating jumper to end third.  Winner of this series gets Philadelphia.  Joe Johnson is actua

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BOSTON-After dousing the Hawks thoughts of forcing a Game 7 on their home court, Kevin Garnett responded to another situation at his post-game media conference. If you will recall Hawks owner Michael Gearon Jr. said that Garnett is “dirtiest guy in the league. Those comments proved to be the ultimate locker room bulletin board material as it fueled Garnett’s performance. To...

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Block Party Postponed: NOOOOOO!

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Garnett Thanks Hawks Owner For Extra Motivation

Kevin Garnett opened his postgame press conference by taking aim at Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr.
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