New York Knicks
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the Washington Wizards 120-99 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.
Several professional and college sports teams were forced to rearrange their travel plans as a massive storm swept through the Northeast, dumping a few feet of snow in some areas.
When point guard John Wall blocked perennial All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony’s layup try and raced the length of the floor to give the Wizards a 16-5 lead over the Knicks last night, Verizon Center was as loud as it had been since last spring’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and the Washington Wizards broke the New York Knicks’ five-game winning streak with a 106-96 victory on Wednesday night.
Steve Novak scored 21 points, connecting on all seven of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards 108-101 on Thursday night.
LeBron James had 29 points, eight rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 106-94 on Wednesday night to win the Eastern Conference first-round series in five games.
Anthony vowed after the team’s latest first-round ouster that things will change. And soon.