Is there anything better than watching somber Knicks fans walk out of Madison Square Garden on a night they hoped to win their 1st playoff series in 13 years?
The Celtics scratched and clawed their way to a 92-86 win over New York in a game deemed the Celtics’ funeral by Kenyon Martin. Mr. Big Mouth played awfully small – 2 points, 2 rebounds and 5 fouls. The Knicks other yapper, J.R. Smith, was nearly as bad (3-14 FG, -8).
But enough about those clowns. Let’s hail the Celtics for displaying some championship mettle. Okay, that may be a stretch, but at least we know they are still capable of winning some bar fights.
Jeff Green’s phenomenal 4th quarter; ten of his team high 18 points came in the final 12 minutes. His back-to-back triples inside three minutes kept the Knicks from creeping too close.
How about old man Garnett? 16 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. His 20-footer with 48 seconds remaining was the dagger.
Paul Pierce’s vintage 3rd quarter. The Truth didn’t shoo...