Joel Anthony

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Schmeelk: Breaking Down The Critical Matchups Of The NBA Finals

With the NBA Finals set to begin on Tuesday night, here is a closer look at the matchups that will be critical in determining the eventual champion.


Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks looses control of the ball after going to the basket against Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat. Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Can’t Take The Heat, Melo Fizzles In 4th Quarter

The Knicks snapped a nine-game home winning streak as they fell to the Heat 93-85 on Sunday.


Delonte West, Paul Pierce

Rondo, Celtics Bounce Back To Take Game 3 From Heat

Rajon Rondo had six points and 11 assists despite playing the fourth quarter with a dislocated left elbow, and the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 on Saturday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.