The Knicks went to Boston and took care of business against the Celtics last night, which prompted Jerry Recco to begin his update with the story surrounding the 100-85 victory. It was the Knicks’ fifth win in a row.
We heard from J.R. Smith, who led the way with 32 points, and Carmelo Anthony, who seemed to adopt Smith’s philosophy of volume shooting. As for Mike Woodson, he is well aware how difficult it is to go to Beantown and get a win, a feat his team has accomplished two times this season.
Knicks will host the Grizzlies tonight at MSG, while the Nets will take on the Blazers in Portland.
Plus, Craig explains how Hal Steinbrenner is a lot more like his father George than you might think. Vernon Wells is thrilled to be a Yankee and Lyle Overbay gets a shot to be the Bombers’ starting first baseman. Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner (pictured) takes a comebacker off of his pitching arm but appears to be OK, and David Wright pulls double-duty in his rehab. To Boomer’s delight, the Rangers exploded in Philadelphia last night on their way to a 5-2 win over the Flyers. The Islanders skated to a 3-2 wub over the Capitals in Washington and the Iron Pigs (Phillies’ minor-league affiliate) installed video-gaming system urinals. So there’s that…