Blood, elbows, Spike Lee, Ray Allen's mother, blah, blah, blah. Don't care.
A nice fade down the stretch for the Knicks in this one. Carmelo Anthony didn't hit a field goal in the fourth quarter (though he did drop four free throws), and Amar'e Stoudemire came through with a pitiful showing in registering zero points and just one rebound in eight fourth quarter minutes. Meanwhile, the Celtics became the Celtics again, and Paul Pierce went off for 13 fourth period points on 5-5 shooting.
New York lost because it managed a rather pitiful 99 points per 100 possessions showing despite its "offense-first" musk, and couldn't keep up with a Boston team that figured out how to run a damned offense in the second half. Because the first half, for Boston, was embarrassing. Doc Rivers crowed about the team being soft defensively, and that's fine, but the real issue with that team was on the offensive end. 59 second half points took care of that, as the ball started whippingRead More »from Behind the Box Score, where there the Celtics are