As a New York native and devout Knicks adversary since birth, this beautiful season for the C's has been made just that much more enjoyable by the continuing troubles experienced by the Zeke Squad in New York this same season. However, the Celtics have definitely provided enough sustenance for their fans this season, and pouring it on with regard to the trials and tribulations of other teams simply hasn't been all that necessary thus far in the young campaign.
That said, given both the pains taken to avoid taking too much glory in the Knicks' troubles thus far, as well as the combined efforts of the Knicks' starters last night, it seems only fair to revel for a few brief moments just this once. Stephon Marbury, Jamal Crawford, Quentin Richadson, Zach Randolph and Eddy Curry are making a combined $58.4 million this season. The line below represents their composite production at home against the Sixers last night.
9-30 FGs, 1-9 3-pt FGs, 6-12 FTs, 7 rebs, 8 ast, 2 stl, 2 blk, 12 TO, 8 fouls, 25 points
Sixers 105, Knicks 77. Credit the efforts of David Lee, Fred Jones and Nate Robinson off the bench for even giving this team a shot at 80 points last night. Yeesh.