Found March 31, 2013 on Celtics Green ...a boston celtics blog.:
8:57: Tonight's first quarter was decent. But tonight's second quarter was terrible. After 24 minutes in New York, the Celtics trail the Knicks, 65-48. Jeff Green and Paul Pierce have both great, scoring 16 and 15. But, they're still losing. They need to turn it around.
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