Sunday, September 9, 2012
Celtics edged by visiting Knicks, 108-106.
With 4.2 to spare, Boston sought a victory, not overtime, thus the possibility to blow the roof off the TD Garden belonged to Kevin Martin. But Boston struggled to make a clear inbound, and after scrambling past the 3-point line, the sharpshooter missed his chance as the ball veered long off the back of the rim, causing the anxious crowd to fall into a sudden coma of disappointment.
It was a sensational comeback that was cut short by Martin's misfire, Amare's reckless miracle "shot", poor shooting by the other "K-Mart" (3/10) and silly misses by Rajon Rondo (17 points, 13 assists) & Paul Pierce (19 points), both of whom went 8-17 on the floor. KG's astounding performance is quite the contrast to theirs, and it's a shame that Boston couldn't complete an otherwise dazzling comeback.
30 points by Carmelo Anthony, 26 more convincing points by STAT, 18 points & 14 assists by Raymond Felton, a couple of unforgivable defensive lapses in the final two minutes, and a pair of shots by Marcus Camby (13 points, 15 rebounds) late in the 4th held Boston at bay when a lead change rode on NY's heels.
Posted by The Dreamer. at 3:57 AM