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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, that won’t prove to be a very easy task.
NESN.com’s Ben Watanabe spoke with Earl “The Pearl” Monroe about the Celtics-Knicks rivalry in the latest NESN podcast, and also previewed the NBA playoffs with NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette.
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Classy moment by Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony ruined by booing. 'Melo to his credit admonishes the booing.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
"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...
The Knicks fans are right up there with the Heat and Lakers fans for being bandwagon fans and also classless. I'm glad that Melo at least called them out for booing Pierce when he was giving a tribute to the bombing victims. Seeing them complain so much about the officiating when they were calling the game fairly evenly, missing calls both ways but not as bad as they...
The Celtics managed only 8 points in the 4th quarter last night, and just 25 total in the second half.
For the game Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce combined to shoot 10-27 from the field, 37%.
The bench scored just 4 points without making a field goal (0-7), including 0-4 3PT from Jason Terry.
Boston's reserves also failed to register a single assist.
The Celtics turned the ball...
Unlike a lot of people, after last night's loss, I'm not ready to bury the Celtics just yet. They are down 0-2 but they are going home, where they play much better. If they can win their home games, it's tied 2-2 and then they just need to steal one game out of the 2 left in NY. I agree with Doc that the fouls on KG were horrendous and even the Knicks fans recognized...
After collapsing in game 1, the Celtics will continue their first round series with the Knicks tonight at MSG. They need to win this one. A loss tonight would be a huge punch in the stomach. They need to focus for 48 minutes, not just 36. Here are tonight's five things:
5. MORE SHOTS FOR BASS:
In Game 1, Brandon Bass scored just four points on two-of-two shooting. If they are...
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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...
When the NBA playoffs begin, players don’t only kick their basketball game up a notch, but their fashion game as well. Check back here regularly as we will keep you up to date with most intriguing postgame looks from the 2012-13 NBA playoffs. We start off with none other than Russell Westbrook, or “Trinidad Westbrook” as dubbed by Shaq, following a Game 1 victory over the...
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...
Saturday was a special day for pro basketball in New York City, with both the Knicks and Nets taking 1-0 leads at home in their respective first-round playoff series.
But if there was anything to be gleaned from New York's 85-78 win over the Boston Celtics or Brooklyn's 106-89 pummeling of the Chicago Bulls, it's that the Nets' fans can't hold a candle to the...
Certainly an interesting game to start the playoffs. The New York Knicks tripped up the Boston Celtics 85-78 in the first matchup of the series. The Knicks now lead 1-0, with game two on Tuesday. Here is the boxscore. I want to throw out some notes from this game, even though I didn't see a ton of the first half:
The Knicks Miss Pablo Prigioni
Sure, Pablo Prigioni isn...
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...
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...
Tip: 8PM Court: Air Canada Centre Watch it: CSN Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Derrick Stafford, David Jones, Rodney Mott, Josh Tiven (alternate)
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Game 1 leading scorers:
Boston: Jeff Green (26 pts, 8-15 fg, 3-5 3pt, 7-7 ft)
New York: Carmelo...