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Game 82: Where We've Come, To The End Of The (Regular Season) Road

New York Knicks (42-39, 19-21 away) @ Boston Celtics (55-26, 32-8 home)
Time: 8:00 PM EST, Wednesday, March 13th, 2011
Venue: TD Garden, Boston MA
Officials: Steve Javie, Kevin Cutler, Derrick Stafford
The Line: This game doesn't matter.
Countdowninator: Last regular season thingy left!
Official Soundtrack To This Post: LINK


This game has less meaning than well...a lot of things. It has less meaning than a Donald Trump run for presidency. Heck it has less meaning than a Gary Coleman run for presidency. This game would mean more if instead of actually playing the game, the two teams' starting 5's would just have a 'best 2 out of 3 boat race' and be done with it. It would mean more if Carmelo Anthony and Paul PIerce had a 1 on 1 best of 7 beerpong series (Really can't wait for the weekend). Literally, this game has no, and I mean absolutely no, future ramifications.

I'm saying this so nobody geeks out when Bill Walker, or Shawne "I Don't Know Why I Spell My Name With An E" Williams neglects to fake the funk on a nasty dunk. Its gonna happen. Tonight will not feature our old friends 'defense' or 'talent'. If you've been wondering what Toney Douglas scoring 25 points would look like, watch tonight.

Rajon Rondo, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, Delonte West, Amar'e Stoudemire, and maybe even Von Wafer will all take the night off tonight. While you can bet that KG and the rest of the big 3 are sharpening their claws, or polishing their shillelaghs or whatever, they're not looking at tonight. They're looking at Sunday.

You guys remember the very last high school gym class you had each summer before school let out? Where you got to play dodge-ball or volleyball or whatever, and while during the school year some kids would try really hard, on that last day nobody cared and everyone kind of half-walked/half-laughed their way though a crappy game of kickball?

Yep. Enjoy the game tonight.

Probable Starters
PG: Carlos Arroyo
SG: Von Wafer
SF: Jeff Green
PF: Glen Davis
C: Nenad Krstic

Celtics Reserves
Jermaine O'Neal
Avery Bradley
Troy Murphy
Sasha Pavlovic
Paul Pierce
Rajon Rondo
Ray Allen
Kevin Garnett

Shaquille O'Neal (calf) day to day
Delonte West (ankle) day to day

PG: Toney Douglas
SG: Roger Mason, Jr
SF: Bill Walker
PF: Shawne Williams
C: Ronny Turiaf

Knicks Reserves
Derrick Brown
Carmelo Anthony
Jared Jeffries
Shelden Williams
Landry Fields
Toney Douglas
Anthony Carter
Renaldo Balkman
Chauncey Billups

Amar'e Stoudamire (ankle) day to day
Andy Rautins (knee) out

Team Connections
Doc Rivers played for the Knicks from 1992‐95
Bill Walker was a member of the Celtics from 2008‐10

Amar’e Stoudemire and Shaquille O’Neal were teammates in Phoenix from 2008‐09
Shaquille O’Neal played for Mike D’Antoni from the end of the 2007‐08 season and all of the 2008‐09 season in Phoenix
Toney Douglas and Von Wafer both attended Florida State University
Chauncey Billups was drafted by the Celtics and played for them in the 1997‐98 season
Chauncey Billups played with Celtics Assistant Coach Roy Rogers in Boston and Toronto during the 1997‐98 season
Shelden Williams played for the Celtics during the 2009‐10 season
Toney Douglas and Von Wafer both attended Florida State University
Jared Jeffries and Celtics Assistant Coach Lawrence Frank both attended Indiana Universtiy
Shawne Williams and Troy Murphy were teammates in Indiana from 2006‐08.
Anthony Carter and Kevin Garnett were teammates in Minnesota from 2004‐2006..
Anthony Carter and Von Wafer were teammates in Denver during the 2007‐08 season.

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