The Celtics spotted the Knicks a 15 point cushion, only to rip their hearts out with a gritty, gutty 4th quarter.
Paul Pierce once again bitch-slapped the Knicks. He scored 13 of his 21 points in the final quarter. He had the look. Call him the anti-Melo (5 of his 22 points in the 2nd half).
You want defense? The Celtics closed the game on a 23-4 run. Suck on that D'Antoni.
Kevin Garnett had a phenomenal game: 24 points, 10-15 FG, 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Check out this nice flush on Ronny Turiaf.
Rajon Rondo (13 points, 12 assists) brought his back of tricks to this game. He scored on a variety of crafty drives to the hoop. It was the Rondo we've come to know and love.
Ray Allen lost some blood after catching a nasty elbow from Jared Jeffries in the 3rd quarter. He returned with a large bandage over his right eye. Carmelo Anthony suffered a cut to the head in the 4th quarter. Bodies were flying all over the Garden.
The 2nd quarter was a horror show. Think Rosie O'Donnell in a bikini. Blame the second unit who couldn't make a shot and let the Knicks rip off a 12-3 run to start the quarter. To compound matters, the officials made a serious of bad calls in the Knicks favor. NY took a 14 point lead in to the half.
Glen Davis dropped like a rock after getting grazed by a Carmelo Anthony elbow. The replay showed it was a flop. But Davis stayed on the floor for the entire Knicks possession and Doc was forced to call a time-out. I understand flopping for the sake of getting call, but to stay down is inexcusable.
"He got fouled by Kevin Garnett's head. Garnett's head hit his elbow," – Tommy reacting to a questionable foul call on KG.