Celtics guard Jordan Crawford didn't play a minute in Game 5, but the topic of what he may or may not have said after the game was a focus of the New York tabloids Thursday morning.
What we know is that Crawford appeared to exchange words with Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony. Knicks starter Raymond Felton got involved, and Celtics backup big man D.J. White was seen holding Crawford back. After the game, Anthony said, "I'm not thinking about Jordan Crawford right now. I don't even think he deserves for you to be typing about him right now."
Folks in the business of reading lips think Crawford may have said something about Anthony's wife. Whether or not there's a shred of truth there, that story line played out Thursday. Crawford denied the allegations on Twitter:
I would never talk trash about that mans Wife. I don't him........ All I did was respond!!— Jordan Crawford (@jcraw55) May 2, 2013
Anthony's wife, La La Vazquez Anthony, put up an Instragram photo with the words, "Strong Women only intimidate weak men." Underneath the photo she wrote, "Try again. You on the bench for a reason."
Game 6 between the Celtics and Knicks is Friday night at 7 in Boston.