Rondo suspended, Celtics defeat Knicks

Things didn’t look so good for the Celtics when Monday afternoon they learned point guard Rajon Rondo would miss their game with the Knicks after being suspended one game by the NBA for making contact with a game official and failure to cooperate with a league investigation. The incident occurred in Saturday’s win over Atlanta, but the Celtics managed to overcome the loss of Rondo and defeat the Knicks 102-96 Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

Boston was led by Paul Pierce who had 23 points and six assists, while Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 boards. The game got chippy in the fourth quarter when Garnett and Carmelo Anthony got into it, jawing at each other on the court. It spewed over to after the game where Anthony reportedly was outside the locker room shouting for Garnett and then Comcast Sportsnet video had Anthony waiting outside the Celtics team bus for Garnett. If there wasn’t already, there is a rivalry developing between the two teams and sure would make for a great playoff series.

Don’t look now but the Celtics have won three in a row and have dramatically turned things around the past three games. All that trade talk can finally be put to bed.

Celtics without Rajon Rondo against Knicks due to suspension- Gary Washburn in his notebook looks at the two storylines off the court — Rondo’s suspension and Anthony looking for Garnett after the game.

Final buzzer ends game, not Garnett-Anthony feud- Dan Duggan looks at the situation which occurred following the game.

Paul Pierce enjoys big stage- Chris Forsberg has another monster night from Pierce, in a game his team really needed him.

Lee, Bradley make dynamic duo on defense in Rondo’s absence- A. Sherrod Blakely looks at how the Celtics made up for being without Rondo.

Potential trade fits for Celtics- Gary Dzen says the proposed trade rumor swirling around the internet would be good for the Celtics.

Get full coverage at CelticsLinks.com.

Alabama and Nick Saban continued to build their college football dynasty Monday night in their 42-14 beat down of Notre Dame. It ‘s their third title in four years and second straight.

Alabama dominates in BCS title game- Christopher Gasper gives his take on the game.

 

  • whitey b

    F that Melo fellow. What a turdbag. Let him spend one day in the can with me. I’ll show him what a tough guy is.

  • http://www.bostonsportsmediawatch.com/ bsmfan

    From the trolls-and-irony department:

    First Take, today, is doing a segment debating the CHB column and Foster’s reaction/making it his Twitter avatar.

    Nice job, Dan.

    • Grant

      If you actually watch that show, you apparently must enjoy this kind of garbage. That what the show is all about. Did you expect anything different. It’s trash.

  • Dan

    Big Man Bruce Allen: Mildly criticize him and he will ban your IP address.

    Is this common knowledge for the media critic?

    • El Paw Del Sur

      If he banned your IP address, how are you posting this? Let me guess, you’re someone with several IP addresses who bounces from one to the next to be able to make comments? Can’t imagine how that would lead to you getting banned. Bruce deals with a lot of oddballs and only moves toward the ban when dealing with the truly demented. I hope you find the help you need soon.

    • Blocked-IP

      I had my IP blocked as well for posting a mildly critical comment in the
      past. Rather than defend his opinion, Bruce decided to be an internet
      tough guy by just deleting my comment and perma-banning me. What was
      once a respectable outlet for media criticism has devolved into nothing
      more than a Boston homer’s fan-boy blog.

      • Scott

        yet you were just able to post a comment. Bruce has a lot to learn about tyrannical reigns of terror.

      • Frank

        Waaaa! Bruce blocked me! Waaaa, the people that come here actually root for their teams! Waaaa, I just want to repost the same thing on different blogs so everyone will know what a bully Bruce is. Grow up man. If you’re not happy with the blog, don’t come here. I don’t think you will be missed.

        • Dan

          Frank, the issue is that a media critic should be able to handle criticism. I am a huge fan of the blog and of Bruce’s work. I come here pretty much daily, ad click and do what I can to support the site.

          Then, after years of posting positive comments on the site, I post one borderline critical post and I find my IP address blocked the next day? Does that add up?

          Now I understand someone that is being abusive, over the top or a troll may need to have their IP address blocked. But someone making one comment about the site certainly is not deserving of it and I think the issue is at least worth discussing.

          I am sure my work IP will be blocked now too after this post. So I guess this is me signing off . . .

        • Frank

          I’m merely pointing out that you went out of your way to let people know you got blocked. You posted the exact same comment on two different blogs. And to be honest the homer fan-boy comment is more than a little annoying. I’ll agree that most of the commentary on this site is pro-local teams, but isn’t that the point of being a fan? You want to see you teams do well. Besides, there is more than enough spirited debated here, especially with the Red Sox, that I don’t think the “fan-boy” moniker is deserved. It just makes you sound like a negative a-hole, trying to get a rise out of fans

      • KG

        Your “mildly critical comment” tasted like Honey Nut Cheerios.

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