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The Grinch Steals Christmas, Celtics Fall Short

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The Celtics rallied all the way back in the 2nd half but couldn't hold off the Knicks as Kevin Garnett's buzzer shot was off.

  • C's offense got off to a slow start (lockout rust?) but hit their stride in the 3rd.
  • I guess Rondo shook off those trade rumors. 31 points, 13 assists, and a few jumpers that looked good. Then again, he always does well against the Knicks.
  • Celtics really missed Paul Pierce at the end - not to mention early on when they needed someone who could generate their own offense.
  • How about Brandon Bass? 20 points and 11 rebounds in his debut and he worked very well with Rajon.
  • Another solid defensive performance from Jermaine O'Neal. Stay healthy big man, we'll need you.
  • A big 37 points from Melo and 21 for Amare was what carried the day for the Knicks.
Celtics start off 0-1 but it was a hard fought game that could have gone either way.