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Knicks 104, Celtics 101

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  April 6, 2010 07:46 PM

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Fourth quarter
Slightly funny seeing referee Derek Richardson do the happy feet when he called Perk for traveling.

4:19 Tie 98-98 Celtics: Kendrick Perkins gets called for steps under the basket, spoiling a Paul Pierce bounce pass. Chris Duhon then comes down and drives through the lane for the game-tying lay-up.

Ray Allen jumps off the bench and sprints to the scorer's tape with under 5 minutes left.
Third quarter:
Welcome Gallo (26 on 9 of 14) to the list of players who've torched the Celtics these past five games.

3:35 Knicks 80-71: New York starting to create some seperation late in the third. David Lee, relatively quiet for a guy two games removed from a triple double, drilled a 20 footer from straight away to open up a 9-point lead and force Doc Rivers to call a timeout to break up a 10-3 burst.

4:51 Knicks 74-68:Tony Allen comes in and immediately causes trouble, taking a handoff from Rajon Rondo, beelining for the rim and getting a fouled by Gallinaru. He hit one of two. Meanwhile, the Cs can't stop Gallo, 22 points on 8 of 10 shooting.

TA yells out 'Oh my god!' after Pierce's big flush. Not sure if was excitement or disbelief

7:27 Knicks 65-63: Gallinari drills a J after mixup with Kevin Garnett that got Mike D'Antoni fired up enough to get a technical.

8:13 Knicks 63-60: Toney Douglas probably thought he had himself a nice little reverse coming of a slick backdoor cut until Ray Allen snuffed it out.

10:32 Knicks 57-54: The Knicks have scored on all their second half possessions. Danilo Gallinari's got 5 in the half.

Finishing an alley oop was so important, Bill Walker completely ignored the fact that Rajon Rondo was underneath him.

Second quarter
Charles Oakley, Ethan Hawke and Earl Monroe are all in the building.

1:54 Celtics 50-48: The Cs take the lead back with a couple of quick strikes. Ray Allen shook loose and drained a three from in front of the Cs bench, then Rajon Rondo made a touch pass to Kendrick Perkins who made a nice finish at the rim and got the foul.

Ray Allen's actually grinning as Chris Duhon tries to chase him around.
6:37 Knicks 37-36: Bill Walker just got a tech for jawing with his former teammates. Ray Allen shot the free throw. The Knicks are still stiff-arming the Cs though. Boston hasn't led since 4-2 with 9:05 in the first.

Rasheed Wallace was so open, he hesitates before taking a three. He swished it.

First Quarter:

3:31 Knicks 18-15: Nate Robinson checks in along with Glen Davis. He gets a warn welcome.

4:32 Knicks 16-11:Kevin Garnett's busy in the early going, scoring eight of Boston's first 11, but the Knicks' pickup team (Bill Walker excluded ... actually David Lee and too) is too much right now.

8:29 Knicks 5-4: Guess who? Bill Walker for three.

Pregame: Doc says Nate Robinson will see action against former team.

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