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Knicks win 89-86! Carmelo Anthony 28 points and 9 rebounds, 11-28 shooting though.
There you go.. Knicks should be safe from here.
Knicks lead 89-86. Timeout Celtics. 13.1 seconds left.
Huge 3 by Smith
Stupid by Melo..
Stoudemire also picks up his fifth, Rondo to the line.
Chandler’s fifth foul..
Amar’e with a BIG tip.
Rondo cuts the lead to two.
KG and Chandler exchanged fouls.
Celtics are coming..
Rondo triple-double. 15-10-10
Paul Pierce cuts the Knicks’ lead back to eight. TNT’s commentary is depressing..
Melo to the rim, Knicks up 80-70
Knicks lead by 8 after a Pablo three.
Carmelo drains a three, Knicks lead 75-68.
Knicks lead 72-66 going into the fourth.
Melo extends the Knicks’ lead to four, 70-66.
Green for three, Celtics lead.
Kidd gets a steal and scores. Similar to a NBA2K play, cheat the system.
Pierce wishes he could play the Knicks every night.
Close game, will probably go down to the wire again, like I predicted in my preview.
Strange start to the half.
Knicks lead 50-48 at the half. Stoudemire 11-7. Pierce 19 points. Melo 4-13 shooting.
48 a piece, just before the half..
Knicks now lead, though Marv and Steve aren’t even talking about the game.
Boston lead 44-43. 1:31 remaining. Knicks ball.
Third foul on Shumpert. Pierce will go to the line, Celtics up one. TD Garden’s starting to erupt.
What a block by KG.
Shumpert knocks down another three
and so are the Celtics.. Lead 40-34
Oh no.. Pierce’s heating up.
Shumpert ends the Celtics’ 11-0 run by hitting a three.
Celtics take the lead, 8-0 run.
Rondo ties the game.
Knicks timeout. Celtics cut New York’s lead to only two points.
Celtics can’t buy a shot. Knicks lead 31-25. Timeout Boston.
Knicks on a 9-0 run.
JR Smith and one! Knicks looking much better in this second quarter.
Stoudemire doing a nice job on Sullinger. A block leads to a transition dunk.
Celtics’ bench make a late run. Boston lead 24-20 after the first quarter.
Ugly shooting night for both teams.
Stoudemire blocks Sullinger, but then travels at the other end..
Melo ties the game up, Chandler picks up a foul. 16-16 with just under three minutes left in the first.
Both teams missing a lot of shots early.
Crowd hasn’t given Melo much tonight. Surprising..
Jason Kidd has 7 points, while Rondo has 5 points and 4 assists.
Celtics lead 16-13 with 4:53 remaining. Timeout Boston.
Rondo steals and finishes with a layup.
Kidd to the rim, Knicks up 13-12.
Shumpert picks up his second foul. JR Smith into the game.
Bradley hits the three. Shumpert ties it up with a floater.
Nice move from Melo, Knicks lead by 1.
Celtics come out with a lot of energy. Jason Kidd knocks down a three. Celtics 4-3
Not long now until the game starts. In the meantime look at who made the NBA All-Star Game as reserves! http://empirewritesback.com/2013/01/24/nba-all-star-reserves-announced/
Only an hour until the tip. Predictions?