Orange in the Pros (NBA): 12/25/2011

Yesterday, as I said in my post Ready or not, here comes the Knicks, the National Basketball Association began the season. For the fans that means setting aside all the rest and getting back to doing what they love, for me at the “Empire Writes Back” means that I will be filling in all of you Syracuse fans on how the former Orange are doing at the next level. In all there are a half dozen players that used to play at the Carrier Dome that now are making a living at the next level, of those just one was in action on the first day of the season, but probably the most famous of the current players. So, without further ado, let’s get going with “Orange in the Pros” (NBA) for December 25, 2011…

In the only game of the day that had a touch of Orange it was the New York Knicks hosting the Boston Celtics in a battle of Atlantic Division foes. The game was played at Madison Square Garden in front of a pack house of 19,763. For the home squad it’s small forward Carmel Anthony, who started and got 34 minutes in all. For the nnth year veteran it was a very good game to begin the season as he had a game high 37 points (10 for 17 ~ 4 for 7 ~ 13 for 15) to go with eight rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and five TOs, while having a points differential of +15. As far as the game went it was the Knicks taking one by a bucket, defeating the Celtics 106 to 104 as they came back in the fourth quarter as Jeff Sack from Pro Hoops Central said. For more about the New York Knicks make sure to check out FanSided’s Buckets over Broadway

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