What exactly is going on at Madison Square Garden?
Anthony didn’t believe he would be suspended because he said he was just looking to talk to Garnett, not fight. But the NBA ruled otherwise.
Anthony said he sought out Garnett after the Knicks’ loss to Boston on Monday night so they could discuss it. He would not elaborate on what was said.
Garnett baited Anthony like no one else in the league can, and Melo responded by biting down on the hook like an untested rookie who forgot he was playing in the NBA and not on some playground in Baltimore.
Nothing has been going wrong for the Knicks and Anthony. Until last night when the Boston Celtics came to town.
Anthony didn’t just lose Monday’s heated game against Boston. He lost his cool, and the league could penalize the Knicks’ leading scorer for his postgame antics.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett jawed from baseline to midcourt, and Anthony still had more to say. So the Knicks forward went toward the Celtics locker room after the game to keep shouting.
“It seems like guys are content with the situation that we are in, and I’m f—— pissed off about us losing, especially losing the way we are losing,” the 11th-year player said following Wednesday night’s loss.
It wasn’t a Merry Christmas for the Nets who were dominated by the Celtics 93-76.
Get ready for an NBA marathon on Christmas Day.
Brooklyn Nets’ head coach Avery Johnson is under pressure as the Nets have continued their losing skid.
The game hasn’t passed Jerry Stackhouse by just yet. The Nets’ swingman played key roles off the bench in consecutive statement victories.
Even after the brawl, there was little that the Celtics could do about it anyway, thanks to all the weapons remaining in the Nets’ arsenal. It wasn’t a fair fight.
Joe Johnson scored 18 points, Andray Blatche had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 95-83 on Wednesday night after Rajon Rondo was ejected following a fight.
The Nets struck the first blow. It was great to watch. It was hard fought, gritty, emotional, physical and sometimes ugly basketball. It was New York basketball.