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New York Knicks
The Celtics just gave away a game because they couldn’t make routine passes. I refuse to give the Knicks one ounce of credit for their defensive intensity because that would minimize the Celtics ineptitude to make basic plays.
You can’t win road playoff games with 20 turnovers. You just can’t. You also can’t win games when your turnover output (8) matches your point total in the 4th quarter.
The New York Knicks beat the Celtics 85-78 in Game 1 of their playoff series. This was a classic ‘shoulda, coulda, woulda’ game.
The Celtics lead 53-49 at halftime. Jeff Green had 20 points. Paul Pierce had 6 assists. They led by 4 points when it felt like they should have been down by 8. But instead of stepping up their play in the 2nd half, they collapsed.
The Celtics did a decent job on the boards because Tyson Chandler is nowhere near 100%. He 0 points, 0 FGs, 0 blocks and 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Props to Brandon Bass for his 10 rebounds.
Jason Terry (0 points, 0-5 F...
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Coming into the season, one of the big question marks was what kind of player Jeff Green was going to be.
Green was working his way back from heart surgery and had just signed a much criticized four-year $36 million contract.
He came out of the gate slow, scoring just 8.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 15 games in November. But Green improved as the year went along and in the final month...
The script wasn’t supposed to go like this.
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley weren’t supposed to lead the Celtics into the locker room as the team’s two leading scorers at halftime yesterday. They were supposed to be the sidebar to the main feature: Paul Pierce eating up the Madison Square Garden hate and spitting it back at the crowd with dagger after dagger. They were supposed...
NEW YORK – It’s been a game of runs, but the Celtics are riding Jeff Green to a 53-49 lead at the half. Green has 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting, hitting all three of his shots from beyond the arch and making several stops at the rim on Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin. Anthony has 19 points on the other end, but is shooting just 2-for-11 since getting off to a hot 4-for...
Classy moment by Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony ruined by booing. 'Melo to his credit admonishes the booing.
Video courtesy of Mike Petraglia.
The NBA post season is underway and we have already witnessed our first amazing dunk in the first game. “Sixth Man of the Year” candidate, JR Smith came off the bench in the first half to score 11 points in 10 minutes during the first half. One of those baskets was this dunk where JR bangs on Celtics Jeff Green.
When JR goes inside, the Knicks are hard to beat. JR ended the...
Jeff Green and Avery Bradley both had solid games in the loss. Additional highlights for both of them courtesy of OfficialCelticsHD below.
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 images of of the Indiana Pacers’ Roy Hibbert and Boston Celtics Paul Pierce kickoff this dramatic hi-def slow-motion video of the best scenes from the 2012-13 NBA season.
Set to backdrop of the Imagine Dragons track ” Radioactive,” this video sums up the NBA’s first season with true artistry.
The post Video: Paul Pierce kicks off NBA’s greatest moments of 2012-13...
Knicks 85, Celtics 78
The Celtics did everything they had to do to be in a position to steal Game 1. They contained the league’s leading scorer, got Jeff Green going on offense, and kept it close before collapsing in the final minutes. So the question is, should they be encouraged by their performance over the first 42 minutes? Or discouraged about their...
The immense intriguing and tremendous rivalry between the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks will take the 2013 NBA playoff stage on Saturday at 3 p.m.
That being said, this matchup consists of high expectations and many distinct clashes between a star and uprising star, the guard play and Amar’e Stoudemire’s absence.
Jeff Green vs. Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony
Game 1: Saturday, April 20 – Celtics at Knicks – 3 p.m. (ABC)
Game 2: Tuesday, April 23 – Celtics at Knicks – 8 p.m. (TNT)
Game 3: Friday, April 26 – Knicks at Celtics – 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Game 4: Sunday, April 28 – Knicks at Celtics – 1 p.m. (ABC)
Game 5*: Wednesday, May 1 – Celtics at Knicks – TBD
Game 6*: Friday, May 3 – Knicks at Celtics – TBD
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...
Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce know that this season will be the toughest run through the Eastern Conference yet
As early as a month ago, my friend Sully and I are were discussing sports and the topic of the Boston Celtics came up. At the time, the post-Rondo success of the team was in a bit of a free-fall and despite the fact that they played admirably against the Miami Heat, the...
NEW YORK -- The first game of the 2013 NBA Playoffs did not disappoint. It was everything a Celtics, Knicks, or any basketball fan in general could ask for. There was defense, good ball-movement, and a close game up until the last three minutes. In the end, the New York Knicks prevailed over the Boston Celtics 85-78. Boston went with their bigger lineup once again, with...
When the Jazz lost to the Grizzlies and the Lakers beat the Rockets last night, it not only secured a playoff seat for the rival Purple and Gold but it also moved them up from eighth to seventh seed in the Western Conference (pitting them against the #2 Spurs in the first round). Similarly, the C's will be entering the postseason as the seventh seed in the East in a roller...