|Posted by B-PAUL on March 17, 2010 at 9:08 PM|
Boston Celtics 109 New York Knicks 97
TD Garden - Boston, MA
March 17, 2010
Tonight was round two of the post trade deadline battle between the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics. Since the trade for Nate Robinson at the trade deadline people have paid close attention both times these teams have gone to battle against each other. Tonight there was no Eddie House in the lineup for the Knicks but the two other players involved in the trade, Bill Walker and J.R Giddens, saw quality playing time on the parquet floor.
Unfortunately for these two guys, and for the entire Knicks team, it was not a very successful stop at the TD Garden. Right from the tip-off it was clear that the Celtics were going to take no mercy and make sure the Knicks had no chance at leaving Boston with a victory. At the end of the night Gino was dancing once again and the Celtics came out with a 109-97 victory.
For the third straight game at home against sub-par opponents the Celtics took care of business and did exactly what they were supposed to. They came out early, grabbed a double digit lead, and never looked back. If I could point out something the Celtics did extremely well I would, but in all honesty they were great in pretty much every aspect of the game.
Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett lead the offensive charge tonight with 29 and 22 points respectively. This was the first time since a game against Oklahoma City in December that both Pierce and Garnett scored more than twenty points in the same game. Kendrick Perkins put in one of his best games of the month with a double-double, 9 points and 12 rebounds.
Bill Walker and J.R Giddens put in 8 and 6 points respectively in the losing effort. The other player involved in the trade, Nate Robinson, put in a solid 8 points off the bench. The fun at home is no over for the Celtics as they head to Texas for a two game trip against the Rockets and Mavericks. Both of these games will be good measuring sticks to see where the Celtics really stand in the league.
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