Found April 15, 2013 on Celtics Town:
Paul Pierce needs no motivation to play against New York. Why would the Knicks give him any?With a win last night over Indiana, the New York Knicks clinched the second seed in the Eastern Conference and a first-round matchup against Boston. Given both teams’ recent history against each other, it’s probably not a surprise, then, that today’s big news is that Carmelo Anthony still doesn’t really get the Celtics. From ESPN New York:“That’s in the back of our minds,” Anthony said of the 2011 defeat. “We want to beat Boston. I mean, let’s be quite frank … This playoff series for myself, it’s very important for us as a team, as a city, as an organization. We’re looking forward to this season.”Of course Carmelo wants to beat the Celtics. That part makes perfect sense. You want to advance in the playoffs, you want to beat a divisional rival, you want to move on.But suggesting that the Boston series means more to you personally? Melo. Buddy. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE CELTICS WANT.We can talk f
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