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Miami Heat @ Boston Celtics 1:00 ET 1/27
The Celtics are in the midst of their worst losing streak (six straight) since Kevin Garnett joined the team in the 2007-08 season. As exhibited by their double-overtime loss to the Hawks on Friday night where they blew a 27-point lead, this team is finding new and creative ways to lose. The prevailing buzz states that the C’s have hit rock bottom with their latest failure, and people may be calling for Danny Ainge to “blow it up” if they truly have no shot at a title this year.
Ray Allen and the big bad Miami Heat come to the TD Garden for a Sunday matchup that can hardly be called a showdown given Boston’s 20-22 record, but this game can still have huge implications for how the rest of the Celtics’ season unfolds.
Let’s go over a few different scenarios that may or may not realistically happen in this game:
The Heat beat the Celtics thanks to a late-game three from Ray Allen, marking the true low point in the Celtics season and sparking immediate changes from the General Manager.
Jared Sullinger and Garnett go HAM in the paint, show everyone who the 2nd worst rebounding team in the NBA is (Boston) by exposing the worst (Miami) and Boston gets back on track by grinding out a win.
Or, if life was like a Disney movie, Ray Allen pulls an Adam Banks from D3: Mighty Ducks by switching allegiances and rejoining his teammates on the JV squad a.k.a. the Celtics, and in a completely illegal and nonsensical turn of events, hits a dagger to beat his old Varsity team (the Heat).
Well clearly Allen can’t, and wouldn’t change sides because K.G. refuses to speak to him prior to their respective retirements, but their is an opportunity for this game to become part of an epic (real life) narrative. Whether the C’s win or lose, there could be some sort of confrontation that sparks a competitive drive in what is a listless team right now.
When you watch this game, don’t think of it as a meaningless regular season NBA matchup that is simply filling the void of a football-less (Yes, the Pro Bowl doesn’t count) Sunday. Instead, think of the potential for Sully or Rondo to get ejected for something bizarrely aggressive that will join Jason Varitek tossing A-Rod in the middle of a comeback win in July as one of those moments that turns the tide of the season and lives forever in Boston sports lore.
BEST OF MAXIM
The rumor spreading around after the Celtics defeated the Knicks back in New York was that Kevin Garnett told Carmelo his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios. This provoked Melo to wait outside the team bus to confront Garnett, an act he was later suspended for.
That rumor was obviously hilarious and, true or not, it turned into a national story, and soon after, material items....
IT'S A HONEY OF AN O
A surprising number of Cheerios-related items were confiscated by security during the Knicks-Celtics game in Boston, the first since the KG-Carmelo dustup.
Danny Ainge is saying he hasn't decided what he's going to do with the Celtics. It was looking unlikely that the Celtics would be able to contend this season without a major trade. Now with Rajon Rondo out for the year Ainge has to decide whether adding a band aid for the season and hoping to make the 2nd round of the playoffs is the best strategy or if the team should go...
Was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but the hell with it. I love this video from Golden Hoops. This is a short clip entitled “Kevin Garnett: The Love For the Game”. It has the perfect blend of video & audio to capture the intense emotion and unwavering spirit of the man known as The Big Ticket.
The Boston Celtics reportedly instructed security guards not to allow Honey Nut Cheerios boxes or signs into the TD Bank Garden for the team’s game against the New York Knicks on Thursday.
The last time the teams played, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony and Celtics forward Kevin Garnett got into a fight that resulted in double-technical fouls. Melo was so upset with KG he confronted...
The Boston Celtics lost to the Atlanta Hawks 123-111
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Kevin Garnett: 24 Points, 10 Rebounds
Kevin Garnett gave us a great performance tonight, and it was unfortunately wasted. He rebounded well, shot well, and was only slowed down by fouls/minutes. He got gassed at the end, and his last two fouls were stupid...
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The bad blood between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett didn’t last long.
Last night the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 89-86. After a verbal spat and a bus showdown with 20 something security guards on standby, desperate measures were put into place to ensure another Honey Nut Cheerio saga wouldn’t transpire.
However last night was the polar opposite.
Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points and won his rematch with Kevin Garnett as the New York Knicks ended an 11-game losing streak in Boston with an 89-86 victory over the Celtics on Thursday night.
It came 17 days after a verbal clash between the All-Star forwards following Boston's 102-96 victory in New York led to Anthony's one-game suspension.
Anthony was booed frequently...
As most of you remember, a couple weeks back Carmelo Anthony got into a heated exchange with Kevin Garnett during a game between the Knicks and Celtics. After the game Carmelo waited for Garnett by the locker room, and again at the team bus. Part of the reason for the argument is that Garnett said Melo's wife smelled like Honey Nut Cheerio's. Not really sure what they...
BOSTON -- The first meeting between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett since their nasty encounter on Jan. 7 in New York turned into just another night of misery for the floundering Celtics. Anthony, suspended for a game for going out to the Boston bus after Garnett's alleged comments, scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the New York Knicks to a 89-86 victory...
Tip: 7:30PM Court:Philips Arena Watch it:CSNNE Hear it: WEEI
Spread: ATL -5.0, O/U: 185.5
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On road: 7-13
At home: 14-7
Streak: Lost 5
Streak: Won 2
Buckets: Pierce (18.9 ppg)
Buckets: Josh Smith (16.7 ppg)
Boards: Garnett (7.1 rpg)
Boards: Al Horford ...
Friday, January 25th, 2013
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Radio: 106.7 FM/1500 AM
Dave Johnson and Glenn Consor
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You might recall a few weeks back Carmelo Anthony got into a heated exchange with Kevin Garnett during a game between the Knicks and Celtics. After the game, video footage [...]