NBA Playoffs Throwback: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics, 1984, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Larry Bird’s line you ask? 39 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. This is basically Bird doing everything and against Bernard King who had scored 44 points at the Garden in game 6 and, with Bird, was one of that years leading MVP candidates (Bird eventually won MVP making it two in a row).
A new chapter begins in New York on Saturday at 3:30pm EST on ABC.
The Celtics just couldn’t stop Carmelo Anthony tonight, not even when they tried Mr. Met’s basketball-headed cousin, Señor Baloncesto, as a defensive stopper. Señor Baloncesto committed two fouls in three scoreless minutes, though he did have some impressive no-look passes.
I’ve seen way worse stuff in the ’80s, and I wasn’t even born in the ’80s.
— Jared Sullinger, on the Garnett-Anthony semi-fight. I know security was involved, but what was the risk, really? Carmelo would throw one punch and then backpedal for 100 feet, while Garnett hasn’t mixed it up with a non-Euro since Anthony Peeler in ‘04. If Carmelo were a 5’11” Slovenian point guard, maybe then there’d be something to worry about.