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BOSTON — While Jason Terry was pumping up the crowd, both with his play and his gestures, Brandon Bass watched from the bench for most of the fourth quarter and all of overtime. Without Bass’ work, the Celtics would be headed to an early offseason, not a Game 5 in New York. Yet his contributions were not met with the roars that accompanied Terry’s many clutch shots.
With the season on the line, Bass was the player designated to primarily defend Carmelo Anthony on Sunday. It was a thankless job made even less enviable with four minutes left in regulation, when Bass was whistled for his sixth foul, forcing him to take a seat while his teammates finished off the 97-90 win over the Knicks. The Celtics staved off a first-round sweep in the Eastern Conference playoffs, but the player that coach Doc Rivers called “the star of the game” never set foot on the court in the final nine minutes.
“It’s tough [to defend Anthony] when you have no fouls,” Bass said. “When you have fouls — I just wan...
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The New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony turned in a superior performance on Friday in the second quarter that left the Boston Celtics reeling.
The Knicks have all but swept the Celtics in their Eastern Conference quarterfinals after defeating them 90-76.
Anthony ended the contest 26 points.
This video showcases Melo's second quarter flurry.
The post Video: Carmelo Anthony lights...
It's funny how these things work. You have a subpar regular season, but then step up your game when it counts the most and the previous 6 months are forgotten. Doc Rivers for one has appreciated playoff Bass.
Celtics coach Doc Rivers called forward Brandon Bass "the star of the game" for his defense on Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Bass limited Anthony to 10-of-35...
Well, here we are, Game 4. The game that could be this team's last of the year. The game that could be KG's last game as a Celtic. If it is, they should make it a good one. Without further ado, here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In the Game Three loss, Brandon Bass shot just 1/5 from the field. I'm shocked that this team only gave him 5 attempts...
As I mentioned last week, we’ll feature an individual Knickerbocker player and their best celebrations after…
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It took them a while — more than 16 quarters to be exact — but the Boston Celtics finally registered their first victory in the opening round of their 2013 postseason campaign. The overtime victory over the New York Knicks hasn’t exactly boosted their NBA odds, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Any other direction would’ve been entirely wrong. Down three games to...
ESPN New York breaks down Carmelo Anthony’s shooting woes in the series, particularly in isolation sets:
In the regular season, Anthony was in isolation on 26 percent of Knicks’ plays that ended with a field goal attempt, free throw or turnover from the All-Star. He had a 41.8 field goal percentage on such plays, according to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information.
Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks moved
to the brink of their first playoff series victory in 13 years,
routing the Boston Celtics 90-76 on Friday night in Game 3 of the
Sometimes, the only way that an NBA head coach can get through to a player is to show a sign of force.
In the third quarter of the Boston Celtics game four victory over the New York Knicks, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers decided to deliver a rather hard spanking to the backside of Celtics forward Jeff Green:
Jeff Green gets spanked by Doc Rivers [SB Nation]
By Max Marcilla
Knicks 90 Celtics 97
At the end of the half, things were bad for the Knicks. New York had been averaging just fewer than 12 turnovers per game in the first three matches in the series. Today was a different story, as they had 12 turnovers in the first half. In addition to their sloppy ball handling and passing, the Knicks were shooting atrociously. A team...
Knicks vs Celtics: ABC 1PM
Today in Boston the New York Knicks have the chance to sweep the Boston Celtics and head home for as long rest until the beginning of Round 2 of the NBA playoffs against the Hawks or the Pacers. Today the New York Knicks will be without the services of J.R. Smith, who was suspended by the league, due to a flagrant 2 foul against Jason Terry in game 3.
at New York Knicks (3-0) at Boston Celtics (0-3) Sunday, April 28, 20131:00 PM ETPlayoff Game #4, Home Game #2 TV: ABC, CHCHTD GardenThe Celtics are at the win or go home point of this series. Their backs
are against the wall and they will need to reach down and give it all
they've got to keep their playoff hopes alive. The players all still
BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony was so reserved in complimenting Raymond Felton that the Knicks point guard, seated less than two feet away, could not help laughing. Felton had just finished dicing up the Celtics in a decisive playoff victory, and the best Anthony could manage to say was that his teammate’s 15-point, 10-assist performance was “what he’s supposed to do.”
NBA center Jason Collins announced Monday in a story for Sports Illustrated that he’s gay, becoming the first active player in a major American team sport to announce that he is gay.
There sure was a lot of complaining about the refs in this game while at the same time they are talking about all the Celtics in foul trouble and their guys not in foul trouble. That's downright funny. Also, it never ceases to amaze me how they trash their own players when they miss a couple of shots or have a tough stretch and then when they hit a couple of shots they...