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New York Knicks
It is sort of amazing, given Kevin Garnett‘s reputation for being a bit handsy on defense, that he only fouled out of one game all season and was whistled for at least five personal fouls just five times. In 68 games this season, Garnett was called for just 154 fouls, or an average of less than 2.3 fouls per game.
Think about that, Celtics fans, next time you start to whine about the leeway the referees give LeBron James.
Yet the Celtics now head into Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Knicks having been forced to play without Garnett for long stretches due to his persistent foul trouble. In each of the first two games, Garnett finished with five fouls, and the Knicks’ ability to keep him in foul trouble has been a key in their 2-0 lead as the series heads to Boston.
Paul Pierce is the beloved captain and Jeff Green is the X-factor, but Garnett is the most important pierce for the Celtics. Any time he is off the court, or forced to play with less aggressiv...
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Last night during Game 2, Kevin Garnett suffered a hip-injury related to a hip pointer Rotoworld reported. Makes sense why Kevin was looking fatigued, and frustrated the whole game. With all the bogus fouls and missed shots, KG needs to have a better game 3 for us to have any chance. At least he is able to practice on Thursday and hopefully will be ready for Friday's game, thank...
Kevin Garnett walked over to the Boston bench, nursing a sore hip and Celtics coach Doc Rivers asked repeatedly if his big man needed a break.
It was going to take more than that to knock Garnett out of the playoffs.
''He's good. He's good to go,'' Rivers said Wednesday during a conference call with reporters. ''He'll practice tomorrow, and he...
Doc Rivers says Kevin Garnett suffered a hip pointer in Game 2 against the Knicks. See the video evidence above.
The injury will not prevent KG from practicing or playing in Game 3. Shocking.
As for why Jordan Crawford is playing significant minutes over Courtney Lee, Doc said:
“I think offensively he gives you a better shot at it.”
On the team’s effort:
At the end of the day...
"Don't worry Jeff, I'm not passing."
Dan Shaughnessy wrote an article for this morning's Boston Globe entitled "Knicks' Carmelo Anthony will never win it all." He opens by simply saying "overrated ball hog," and later writes "today’s Knicks are Diana Ross and the Supremes. And Melo is the Supreme Diva." In describing...
Boston Globe Dreadful second half performances dooming Celtics - Baxter Holmes examines the team's lack of offense the past two games. Kevin Garnett suffers minor hip injury - He is still expected to play tomorrow night though. Boston Herald Celtics in need of a jolt after halftime - Mark Murphy has more on their second half woes. Knicks have turned tables on Celtics - Steve...
Knicks 87, Celtics 71
Once again the Celtics played outstanding in the first half against the Knicks, only to completely collapse down the stretch. They’ve lost the first two games of this series in demoralizing fashion, but don’t write their obituary quite yet.
The Celtics are battle-tested. They’re hungry, they’re tough, they get inside the opponent’s...
Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Celtics’ lack of talent catching up with them Just last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder went down 0-2 before rallying to beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. That is unusual. So unusual in fact, that only 14 other teams in the history of the league have accomplished the feat. In the NBA, teams that lose the first...
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Things have been anything but simple for the Celtics, who have shot a combined 14-for-62 (22.6 percent) after halftime through two games. As a result of that horrid offense, the C’s have been outscored, 81-48...
By Charles R. Trimble III
It’s such an exciting time to be a New York Knickerbockers fan. The Knicks hold a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in the 1st round, J.R. Smith was recently named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, and Carmelo Anthony is playing the best and most fearless basketball of his career. These things have directly led to the success of this year’s team. Even Coach Woodson...
Hustle. Heart. Focus.
This is what the Celtics need from each and every player for the rest of this series. They're down 2-0 and there is no more room for errors. Absolutely none.
I really thought that the Celtics would be able to "flip the switch" now that it's the playoffs, but it looks like the bad habits they developed over the course of the season have...
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New York Knicks 85 – Boston Celtics 78
The New York Knicks laid the pipe down on the Boston Celtics to take the first lead in a potential 7 game series. Carmelo Anthony was very much like his scoring champion self, going off for 36 points on 13 of 29 shooting, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and dishing his only assist of the afternoon to Kenyon Martin...
Boston and New York have a long and storied rivalry, and this year, the two cities will be adding to it on the hardwood.
As the Celtics and Knicks square off in a first-round playoff series, emotions will be sure to rise as the tension does. Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony will be doing their best to add another winning chapter to their team’s story of Boston vs. New York. However...
We talked earlier today about the New York Knicks having a statement win…tonight they obliged, thrashing the Boston Celtics 87-71 in a performance that left no doubt who the superior team is in this series. Madison Square Garden was rocking like it hasn’t been in over a decade as the Knicks overcame a sluggish second quarter to run Boston out of the building in the second half...
8 a.m. ET: After pulling off the seemingly impossible by scoring just eight points in the fourth quarter of a loss in Game 1, the Celtics look to do something much less jaw-dropping in Game 2 by winning the game.
Jeff Green, who scored 26 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who dropped a game-high 36 points, were the clear stars of Game 1. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers was immensely impressed...