Ironically, it was a New Yorker who brought down the Knicks.
Hard to tell if David Lee’s camera was out of focus — or whether there was so much confetti falling from the rafters at Oracle Arena that it just made it seem that way.
How often do you see an entire arena full of fans on their feet for an entire fourth quarter? In high school or college, yes. In the NBA, not so often.
Did fans throw some hate messages towards Boston Celtics forward Courtney Lee?
After suffering a 110-100 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, their second consecutive loss and seventh loss in the last nine games, Lee shared his words of frustration on twitter for whatever impatience he may have heard from writers or fans. Here is what he had to say:
It may sound like an excuse, but Lee has a point: Kevin Garnett, the backbone of the Celtics defense, has been out for the last six games. Paul Pierce also missed Monday’s game due to personal reasons. Without the two core players of the team, a victory against any team on the road is going to be a difficult task.
The bigger concern for Lee and Boston should be this: the loss brought the Milwaukee Bucks within 1 1/2 games of the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. If the Celtics continue to falter at this rate, they may end up relinquishing their current position to end up as the eighth seed, and that means a first-round matchup against the Miami Heat. Certainly, they want to avoid that at all cost.
The Dipper is now No. 5. Next up is Michael Jordan at No. 3 on the all-time NBA scoring list. And Kobe Bryant moved into the No. 4 spot on the career points list while playing all but 23 seconds of a 103-98 victory at Sacramento that allowed the Lakers to keep pace with the Utah Jazz and maintain a half-game lead over the surging Dallas Mavericks in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.