Saturday, October 13, 2012

Boston Celtics @ New York Knicks (Game 16 of 82)

Spike Lee had little to be excited about as the New York Knicks shot 30% overall and practically forfeited the game from the outset, playing saggy defense against the Celtics, whose three point shooters made them pay for not contesting any shots.

Eddie House nailed 5 long balls, and Paul Pierce let it rain a couple of times, hitting his trademark fade-away for the heck of it, because New York couldn't get any shots to fall. They trailed by 29 at halftime, and ultimately lost 102-76 to the defending champions.

This is a disappointing effort by the Knicks because many fans inside of Madison Square Garden had to be expecting another instant classic between these two teams after they exchanged competitive superiority back and forth last season.

Raymond Felton, bless his heart for trying to score on a lackadaisical Knicks squad, shot a horrifying 8-27 from the field, clanging his way to 21 points (and just 3 assists as a point guard). Jason Kidd had 13 points, but shot so poorly that on one possession, the ball gave up on the relatively new Knick member by falling out of bounds off an ugly shot attempt.

On the plus side, Roy Hibbert dominated inside and on the boards for 16 points & 18 rebounds. Hedo Turkoglu had 13, Battier had 10, Rip Hamilton chipped in 11, "The Truth" had 8 and Eddie House splashed in 17 points.

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