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Recap: Manhattan Massacre

KWAPT December 8, 2013 Gametime, Recaps 23 Comments

rrjcAs today’s game at Madison Square Garden started, it was obvious the Celtics had not forgotten about being eliminated from last year’s playoffs by the Knicks. The C’s came out of the gate like a bat out of hell. After a barrage on offense and some intense play on defense, Boston was up 34-11 after 1 quarter. The Celtics have now scored a total of 73 points in their last two 1st quarters.

The 2nd quarter was more of the same, despite the referees doing all they could to get the Knicks back in it. New York attempted 14 free-throws in the quarter, and the C’s were whistled for 11 fouls total. But despite NY getting the crowd back in it, barely, Boston continued to put the pedal to the metal. Behind 14 first half points from Jeff Green and 55% shooting from the field, Boston was up big, 58-31 at the half. New York shot an abysmal 25% in the first half, and as someone on Twitter noted, it appeared JR Smith had the whole team out late last night.

There’s really no need for me to break down quarters 3 and 4-it was never even close. The Knicks were simply going through the motions and the Celtics continued to pour it on. A very satisfying Sunday afternoon for Celtics fans as Boston absolutely destroys the Knicks in front of their home crowd, 114-73.

Boston is now off until Tuesday when they face the Nets in Brooklyn. Tip-off is at 7:30pm EST.

The Green:

  • Jordan Crawford drilled a career-high 6 threes and finished with 23 points. When asked by CSNNE’s Abby Chin what he “was seeing out there”, Crawford replied “the basket, the basket.” Indeed.
  • Very efficient game from Sully as he schooled Bargnani with 21 points on 9 of 13 shooting
  • Avery Bradley had his first career double-double with 13 pts & 10 boards & Brandon Bass put together another solid game with 16 points, 8 rebs & 3 steals

The Gross: N/A

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The Greenlights:

The Grid: (quick stats)

  • Celtics notched a season-high 14 three pointers
  • Celtics had 9 steals and out rebounded New York 46-26

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  • pierce Hart

    Rondo just saying yeah guys Melo was right I should leave for this lot in a couple of years

  • Alex Costa

    Hahahahaha.

  • Chuck Da buck

    Great game by everyone. Bass played melo great which is perfect cause melo is a iso scorer and bass is a great iso defender. Brad Stevens has done wonders to crawfords and basses games he has no pass bass passing and actually showing emotion I hated basses game but if he starts to play how he has over the past three games I might not want him to be traded. And he’s done the same with Crawford they both look like two different players it proves to me that doc was holding them back. I can’t wait to see what he does for rondos game he’s going to be great.

  • eddysamson

    Sully and Steez were the best freaking waiver wire pickups for my fantasy team…sooooooo good. Sully is outperforming Josh Smith by far…

  • Chuck Da buck

    Stevens puts everyone in the best spot to succeed he makes all these guys reach there potential. I don’t like the 2nd unit he’s been putting out there there is not enough scoring but when rondo comes back the bench will be sick.

  • Billy

    Celtics didn’t make the same mistakes as the Nets and Magic. Both Nets and Magic doubled Melo where as the Celtics didn’t. You double Melo and u leave his teammates open. Celtics did everything right defensively and offensively.

  • Red’s Cigar

    Knicks got throttled.

  • Paul Pierce

    What a satisfying game to watch. I always get really nervous about being up huge in the first quarter. But we never took our foot off the gas. Beautiful.

    • Mannie

      Looks like we’ve learned how to keep a lead. I remember all those games we lost earlier in the year after being up big.

      • Paul Pierce

        Agreed, but I wrote that comment more in reference to the past 4 years. So many leads blown in KG Pierce era. I’m sure if we say exactly how many 4th quarter leads we blew from 2009-2013 we’d be sick to our stomachs.

  • Mannie

    Sully dedicated that game to the “tank’ fans.

  • forever_green

    C’s seem to be on the same page right now & everyone knows their role. I’m not sure what to make of it but…NEXT

    • wil

      yeah lmfao, one game at a time. after that 4 game winning streak turned into a 6 game losing streak, im very weary of celebrating!

      still glad we are able to compete! and more experience means we will only get better as a team

  • zippittyay

    Bottom line, I guess we just don’t suck after all…….

  • dk

    I was at this game–and it wasn’t even fun this time–the Knicks fans were basically catatonic the entire game. Agreed the refs seemed like they were doing whatever they could to get the knicks back in the game but to no avail. I definitely did not like that second unit in there ant Favorini was getting killed by Amare–but nonetheless–great beat down all around. It was the 2nd or 3rd worst home loss by the knicks in their franchise history.

  • EricKrasnauskas

    Oh man, that felt so good.

  • Thatguy

    I was honestly waiting the entire game for the old Celtics, “Work for a 20 point lead and then completely lose focus for a quarter.” But it didn’t happen. Everyone played hard, and it was a blast watching Steez. Brad Stevens is the real deal, and I believe in this team.

  • Duke

    ok time for a morning dump where I DARE you to say you believe in this team

  • 76th

    I really like Carmelo’s plus/minus for the game…

  • bill_nair

    #KnicksTape

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