Originally written January 24, 2013 on NESN.com:
Thursday night is the first time the Knicks and Celtics share the same court following the Celtics’ 102-91 win on Jan. 9 at Madison Square Garden. That game was  highlighted by an on-court altercation between Kevin Garnett and Carmelo Anthony, ending with the Knicks’ forward waiting outside the Boston locker room after the game. In days following the verbal battle in New York, Anthony claimed Garnett said to him that Anthony’s wife, La La tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios, a claim with Doc Rivers has denied. Anthony prepared for this night accordingly. The All-Star forward added security as he made the trip to Boston, rightfully anticipating a hostile TD Garden crowd. And while Anthony’s sure to endure some verbal jabs from the Celtics’ faithful, the signage in the arena is sure to be much tamer thanks to TD Garden security. According to the New York Daily News, Cheerios boxes and signs were confiscated before the game, limiting the amount of the amounts of taunting directed at Anthony...
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