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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  23 responses

Post Up: Power Shift

The Knicks defeat the Celtics in Boston.

by Peter Walsh

Knicks 100 (43-26), Celtics 85 (36-34)

The Celtics are fading with Kevin Garnett sidelined and last night’s home loss to the Knicks was their fifth in a row. New York owned the glass, gathering 15 offensive rebounds that turned into 29 second chance points, and scored 50 points in the paint to take full advantage of KG’s absence. The game was tied at 35 in the second quarter but the Knicks changed that with a 14-0 run that gave them full control. After the run, New York led by at least seven the rest of the way. The fifteen-point loss was Boston’s worst home loss in two seasons. The win also marked the first time the Knicks have won twice in Boston since the ’03-’04 season. J.R. Smith led the way with 32 points on 13-24 shooting and 7 boards while Melo scored 29 on 10-30 shooting. Jeff Green scored 19 and grabbed 10 bords for the Celtics.

 

Timberwolves 105 (25-44), Pistons 82 (24-48)

J.J. Barea scored a season-high 21 points and Nikola Pekovic finished with an 18-point, 11-rebound double-double as the Timberwolves blew out the Pistons in Detroit. The game was close in the first half, but the Wolves caught fire in the third quarter and outscored the Pistons 38-16 in the quarter to run away with this one. Jose Calderon scored 14 points for Detroit.

 

Mavs 109 (35-36), Clippers 102 (48-23) F/OT

The Mavs are peaking at the right time and are making a strong play for the eighth seed. For old time’s sake, Dirk carried his team to a dub in a big game. After O.J. Mayo tied the game at 97 with .6 seconds in regulation to force OT, Nowitzki took over in the extra session. The 7-footer scored eight straight points and put the Mavs up for good after a jumper made it 101-100. Dallas then held Lob City scoreless over the next four minutes to pick up their biggest win of the season thus far. Nowitzki finished with 33 points and 9 boards and Vince Carter scored 14 off the bench. CP3 led the Clips with 33 points, 6 boards, and 5 dimes but also committed 7 turnovers.

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  • Anthony Dixon

    Nets Heat …. Eastern Conference

  • danpowers
  • spit hot fiyah

    not if indiana get the 2 seed

  • Anthony Dixon

    Knicks fans

  • Anthony Dixon

    Roy Hibbert too soft and there guards don’t show up.

  • spit hot fiyah

    agree with u regarding Hibbert, i still think they are second best team in the east. granger is an x factor if he can come back and find some type of form and be an off the bench scorer.

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    Thanks for sharing a picture of an ostrich with us

  • http://twitter.com/vannshy vannshy

    Out of LA, Dallas and Utah, I think LA has the toughest schedule remaining, but Kobe said “Do I look terrified ?” I guess LA fans also arent

  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s called a boshtrich

  • Anthony Dixon

    yea that’s s big maybe tho

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i would put the Nets chances at getting to the ECF as the 4 seed at 1%.
    .
    i would put the Nets chances of playing the Heat in the CF at 0% because it’s impossible.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    doesn’t matter. Brooklyn is the 4 seed. I don’t understand why you guys are contemplating this as even possible.

  • Max

    Brooklyn needs to slip to the 6th seed or climb up and get no 2 or 3.
    They need to avoid Miami in order if they want to reach the ecf.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they can’t move up or down any more?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    they CAN. but they are 3 behind New York and 3 up on Atlanta with 13 games to play. Not really the type of gap that is easy to make up, either way.

  • Anthony Dixon

    not impossible, just hard.

  • LakeShow

    The Mav’s are trying to shake it up. They are a veteran squad, but I think it comes down to if their young guy, Mayo, shows up down the stretch.
    Great clutch bucket for him last night. CP3 was fouling him pretty good, but he stayed strong.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    ok, completely unlikely. Calling it for the Eastern Conference finals is like calling FGCU in the sweet 16.

  • Anthony Dixon

    yea i wouldnt mind them slipping

  • davidR

    blake got robbed of a gamewinner

  • Comment_System

    Clever girl…

  • Max

    The Mavs are taking that last spot.

  • LakeShow

    For the 8th seed?
    You could be right. I think the Lakers will right the ship and the Mav’s will crumble, but that’s just my opinion.

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