In the end, Melo, some Shumpert and occasional Copeland isn’t enough to make the conference finals.
Listless Pacers upended by just enough Melo, added Prigioni, and many times more Copeland.
Knicks’ attempt to imitate the Pacers does not work.
No shooting, no rebounding, no turnover edge, so obviously, no victory.
An explosive Shumpert dunk, a 30-2 run, and a return to form from Anthony reassured team and fans alike.
A sluggish offense, Pacer threes and poof, home court is gone.
Melo struggled, but Shumpert, Prigioni, Chandler didn’t; a 26-point lead proved to be sufficient, and the Celtics have been vanquished at last.
Melo and J.R.’s shots were suspended for Game 5, so there will be a Game 6.
Despite Felton’s heroics, Pierce and Garnett weren’t quite ready to leave the stage.
Boston strong; Celtics weak.
Too much Melo, too much careful point guard stewardship, too much Kenyon Martin defense, not nearly enough Boston scoring.
Eight fourth quarter points for the Celtics.
Scary series of injuries in meaningless game that seemed endless has mercifully ended: bring on the Celtics!
A preseason game breaks out in April; only Wallace’s four minutes mattered,
Two new streaks begin; 12 straight for J.R., one straight for the Knicks.