BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony didn’t shoot any icy stares toward Kevin Garnett on Thursday night. He didn’t hurl any obscenities his way.
And no, Anthony didn’t feel the need to find Garnett after the final buzzer sounded.
He let his play do the talking. And what he did on the floor said plenty about Anthony, and about the New York Knicks.
Anthony scored a game-high 28 points, pulled down nine rebounds and played the role of distributor and decoy to perfection for the Knicks (26-14), who won for the first time in 14 road games against the Boston Celtics.
Before Thursday night’s Knicks-Celtics game, security at TD Garden confiscated multiple Cheerios boxes from fans seemingly planning to rib Anthony. One sign featured a Honey Nut Cheerios box taped to plaster board with a message: “Hey Melo, I agree!â?
The last time the Knicks played the Celtics, Carmelo Anthony went looking for Kevin Garnett at the Celtics’ bus after the game. This time, in Boston, Anthony just helped win the game for the Knicks. Went to his own bus with a “W,â? went to his own bus with his teammates and coaches, not sidemen and hurt feelings and a dumb playground grudge.
This wasn’t just a night to see how Carmelo Anthony would react to Kevin Garnett and whatever trash Garnett was going to send Melo’s way, as much as it was billed as the main event at the TD Garden. For Mike Woodson, this was a night to see if his team would run from a tough opponent in a hostile environment.
Carmelo Anthony won’t be the lone Knick All-Star this year. Teammate Tyson Chandler was among the Eastern Conference reserves named Thursday night for the Feb. 17 game in Houston, as voted by the league’s coaches.
Carmelo Anthony settled a score with Kevin Garnett and the Celtics Thursday but he did so without trading insults and having to confront anyone near the locker room or the team bus. Anthony scored 28 points as the Knicks frustrated the offensively challenged Celtics to defeat Boston, 89-86.
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks were prepared for this to be more heated than the average late-January regular-season game, a playoff type of game that they needed to prove they could win.
Tyson Chandler can add another accomplishment to his growing list: All-Star.
The truth is, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his players really do try to get Carmelo Anthony upset and unnerved.
BOSTON â?? Peace ruled and so did Carmelo Anthony’s Knicks.
Anthony let his game do the talking last night and trashed TD North Garden. He scored 28 points with nine rebounds and three assists as the Knicks snapped an 11-game losing streak in Beantown, winning here for the first time…
BOSTON â?? Tyson Chandler had a big smile on his face an hour before the Knicks faced Boston Thursday night. As he left the locker room, The Post asked him if he knew he had made his first All-Star Game. Chandler said, “Yeah, but I don’t want to jinx the…
BOSTON â?? Knicks coach Mike Woodson kept predicting we would see the old Amar’e Stoudemire and last night was the closest version yet.
Stoudemire looked like lightning for much of the night as he had his season’s best performance with 15 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in the…
BOSTON â?? We would like this stuff to matter as much to our New England cousins as it does to us. We would have preferred a crowd of angry Puritans aiming vile bile at No. 7 in blue, because maybe, just maybe, that would mean the people of Boston care about…
BOSTON â?? After Carmelo Anthony had exacted the sweetest revenge of all on Kevin Garnett â?? Anthony’s Knicks beat Garnett’s Celtics, 89-86 â?? the question was put before the Boston All-Star.
Is the spat over?
Garnett, who had answered previous game and Celtic-related questions, stood up. He cleared his throat and…
BOSTON â?? Celtics coach Doc Rivers knows exactly what Knicks guard Iman Shumpert went through coming back from a torn ACL in his left knee. It’s a been there, done that kind of thing.”If you’re not a worker, you will not come back from that injury. But if…
Goran Dragic scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half and the Phoenix Suns held on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 93-88 on Thursday night, improving to 2-0 under interim coach Lindsey Hunter.
Carmelo Anthony’s ill feelings toward Kevin Garnett didn’t last long. His streak of 20-point games goes on.
Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 28 points against the Boston Celtics. There was little interaction between Anthony and Kevin Garnett, after an exchange in their last meeting.
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett showed no signs of any lingering bad blood between them as the New York Knicks snapped their 11-game losing streak in Boston with a 89-86 win over the Celtics on Thursday.
Celtics fans were ready to watch Carmelo Anthony play through a night of taunting. But the crowd was restrained, at least by Boston standards.
DeMar DeRozan swished a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer as the Toronto Raptors fought off a late-game charge by the Orlando Magic to earn a 97-95 victory on Thursday night.
The change could affect N.B.A. record-keeping should Charlotte decide to reclaim its old nickname.
Tim Duncan was selected to his 14th All-Star game, Spurs teammate Tony Parker is joining him, and the Chicago Bulls also had two reserves chosen Thursday for next month’s game in Houston.
Tyson Chandler was chosen for the game as a reserve. Despite a .600 winning percentage, the Nets were conspicuous by their absence.