A spirited contest was beginning to unfold between the Knicks and Celtics at Madison Square Garden in the fourth quarter, before things got chippy between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett. The two started jawing at each other and both ended up picking up a technical foul as things got overly aggressive. It had the feel of a playoff atmosphere, as the intensity level grew stronger by the minute, with the crowd chanting “BOSTON SUCKS”.
Here is a video of what transpired between the two players:
Mostly, fans love seeing the rivalry. Some chippy play and legitimate dislike between two teams – especially when it’s the Celtics and the Knicks – is the kind of drama we crave. Things, however, really got out of hand when Anthony decided to take his anger to another level, as described by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE:
Several reports shortly after the game indicated that Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony charged towards the Celtics locker room before being restrained by teammates.
There was also another confrontation near the Celtics team bus where Anthony was nearby, waiting for Garnett.
A shouting match ensued, with police and security staying in between the players before things escalated any further. Knicks coach Mike Woodson eventually came on the scene to try and calm his star player and get him away from the area.
Here is the video showing Anthony, in fact, waiting for Garnett by the Celtics team bus: