Saturday, December 1, 2007

New Celts Beat Knicks by 45!

I finally got to watch the new Celtics last night on TNT. I'm not entirely sure if the Celts are really this good or the New York Knicks are just that bad but either way it was nice to see the hometown team in a blowout. However, I was a little miffed at what happened at the end of the game.

The Celtics had the ball with 26 seconds left in the game and like true sportsman in a lopsided contest, they did not take a shot at the basket and instead choose to take the 24 second violation. The Celtics took this approach a couple of games ago and in appreciation the opposing team just inbounded the ball until the game-ending buzzer sounded. Last night the Knicks' Nate Robinson chose another approach and instead heaved the ball and effectively nailed a 3-point shot at the buzzer. I don't care what the score is, I thought this was totally unsportsman-like and was surprised no one called the Knicks on it. Had the Celts known the Knicks were still so eager to score, why doesn't the Celts' Rajon Rondo just pass the ball to Robinson?! I guess this unpredictable action by the Knicks does support the Patriots and Coach Belichick's statement about scoring whenever and wherever you can, but just remember one thing New York...karma can be cruel.

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