January 9, 2013 |
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will serve a one-game suspension Thursday for his postgame antics Monday, when he waited near the Celtics' team bus in an attempt to confront power forward Kevin Garnett. Anthony and Garnett got into an altercation Monday in the fourth quarter of their game, which Boston won, 102-96. Anthony reportedly was upset with Garnett's choice of words during an on-court disagreement. The Knicks' All-Star forward, who was caught on video waiting by Boston's bus while security members and Coach Mike Woodson intervened, said he wasn't waiting to fight Garnett but wanted to talk to him. “There's certain things that you just don't say to men, another man,” Anthony said Tuesday, although he didn't elaborate on Garnett's comments.
January 8, 2013 |
Carmelo Anthony said Tuesday that he “allowed some negativity to come into my circle” when some on-court incidents with Kevin Garnett carry over after the Monday night's game between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. Still, Anthony stresses he wasn't seeking a physical confrontation with Garnett when he was shouting outside the Celtics' locker room after the game and later waiting by Boston's team bus. He says he simply wanted to talk with Garnett about what happened on the floor, where they exchanged words and engaged in a lot of pushing and shoving during the second half of the Knicks' 102-96 loss at Madison Square Garden.
November 28, 2012 |
Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and Brooklyn Nets power forward Kris Humphries are likely to be fined and suspended for their parts in a scuffle that followed Humphries delivering a hard foul on Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett in the second quarter of their game Wednesday night in Boston. Humphries knocked Garnett to the ground, which led Rondo to shove Humphries. Nets forward Gerald Wallace then got involved as players pushed and shoved each other under the basket, along the baseline and into the seating area.
June 1, 2012 |
BOSTON — This time neither the third quarter nor LeBron James could save the Miami Heat. This time Dwyane Wade started slow and never fully found his stride. This time the Boston Celtics got something from their bench, an equitable share of foul calls and something they seemingly always get against the Heat, a homecourt victory. Shaking off Wednesday's overtime loss at AmericanAirlines Arena and surviving a Heat rally from 24 down in the fourth quarter, the Celtics returned to TD Garden and held on for a 101-91 victory Friday night to close the gap in these best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals to 2-1. "They got us tonight," Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said.
March 11, 2012 |
It ended in frustration, without a hint of sentimentality. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen walked off the Staples Center court for what could be the last time as a group Sunday, their heavy-heartedness confined to the way the final few minutes unfolded for the Boston Celtics. They lost a five-point lead in the final 2 minutes 16 seconds and were pestered into a pair of desperation shots in the final moments of a 97-94 loss to the hated Lakers. "Sometimes that's the way it goes," Pierce said.
May 9, 2011 |
Lakers guard Kobe Bryant and Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett have been selected to the NBA all-defensive first team for a record-tying ninth time. Garnett and Bryant were joined by Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard , who has won the last three defensive player-of-the-year awards and received the most points Monday. Also selected for the first team were Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Celtics guard Rajon Rondo . Garnett and Bryant tied Michael Jordan and Gary Payton for the most selections in NBA history.
December 4, 2010
LOSING IT TNT's Kevin McHale , on a dunk by Orlando's Vince Carter , aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing: "That dunk was three-quarters man and only a quarter amazing. " YEAH, HE'S STAYING New Orleans' Chris Paul , tweeting after 12,479 saw the Hornets go 7-0 in a home win over the Clippers: "Good win for us again 2nite...gr8 not to have to play the 4th...crowds have been good but can be A LOT better, plz N.O. come out 4 us...7-0!" NON-DENIAL DENIAL Boston's Kevin Garnett , on charges by Chicago's Joakim Noah that he's "ugly," "mean" and a dirty player: "Everybody has an opinion and obviously, he had one. I'm not entertaining nor addressing nobodies.
July 29, 2010 |
It seems an almost casual thing for Andy Murray. He's a late-arriving but welcome guest to the Farmers Classic tennis tournament, his RSVP coming after the world's second-ranked player, Novak Djokovic, backed away from his commitment at the last minute. Murray was substituted into the draw last Friday and he made his debut Thursday night. Murray, seeded No. 1 in the tournament and ranked fourth in the world, is still working out some vacation kinks from his game It took him three sets and nearly two hours, but Murray finally beat American qualifier Tim Smyczek, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2. Also successfully working out some kinks is 30-year-old American and former top-10 player James Blake.
June 15, 2010 |
Kendrick Perkins' stare could have set the television afire. About an hour before Game 6 Tuesday, he watched it from just a few feet away in the Celtics' locker room, his 6-foot-10 frame leaning forward with his head resting in his hands as his elbows propped them up. Players mulled around, reciting lyrics to music that blared into their ears, but he sat still, inspecting footage from the previous game. His focus seemed heightened, more so than in any game this series, knowing that a possible NBA title might be just 48 minutes away.