Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Jordan Crawford got into it with Carmelo Anthony after the Boston Celtics’ 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their playoff series on Wednesday night. As the final seconds were ticking off the clock, Crawford appeared to say something to Anthony. Raymond Felton didn’t like what he heard and tried sticking up for his teammate. Though Melo walked away, others players got in between Felton and Crawford. Anthony had an off night shooting. He went just 8-of-24 for 22 points and missed all five of his three point attempts. Crawford, meanwhile, didn’t even play in the game, yet he was running his mouth afterwards. Another player feeling more cocky than he should. Credit to Carmelo for not falling into the trash talking trap the way he did in January with Kevin Garnett. “I’m not thinking about Jordan Crawford right now,” Anthony said after the game, per the Washington Post’s Michael Lee. “I don’t even think he deserves for you to be typing about him.” What’s this? A newer, wiser Carmelo Anthony? I’m shocked he didn’t get caught up in the trash talk this time. That’s smart, because the Knicks need him focused so they can close out this series.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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