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Baseline-to-Baseline recaps: Knicks have won five in a row

Mar 27, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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Welcome to PBT’s roundup of yesterday’s NBA games. Or, what you missed while imagining playing video games at the urinal….

Mavericks 109, Clippers 102 (OT): Chris Paul did his best to lift the Clippers — 33 points on 15 shots, including scoring the team’s last 10 points in regulation. But it wasn’t enough and he didn’t get enough help. Dirk Nowitzki did — he had 33 points and 8 in overtime. We’ve got all the details on this on in our game of the night breakdown.

Knicks 100, Celtics 85: These are two teams headed in opposite directions — this was the fifth straight win for the Knicks and the fifth straight loss for the Celtics.

Kevin Garnett was out again for Boston (as he will be for a couple weeks most likely), and when he’s out the Celtics defense isn’t the same. The result was J.R. Smith dropping 32, Carmelo Antony dropping 29 plus 8 rebounds. This game was tight until midway through the second quarter when the Knicks went on a 14-0 run. Boston just never was able to close that gap.

Timberwolves 105, Pistons 82: Minnesota hasn’t had many laugher wins where the starters sat the entire fourth quarter this season, so they should enjoy this one. Minnesota led much of the game but it wasn’t until a 19-2 run to close out the third that the Timberwolves really pulled away and got the win. J.J. Barea had 21 points (including hitting 5-of-7 from three) and Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 11 rebounds. For once the three ball fell for Minnesota (they shot 53.8 percent on the night from deep) and that fueled the win.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Boston fan, please allow me: we lost because the refs cheated for the Kmicks as always.

    NY fan, please allow me: we won even though the refs cheated for Boston as always

    • cantonbound13 - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      After reading your posts I am amazed how you were competent enough to set up an account on this site.

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

        I’m amazed you can read.

        That was too easy, man. Set yourself up for that.

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Yeah I agree with cantonbound. And saying you’re amazed that he can read really says nothing. You’re not funny.

      • jimeejohnson - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM

        Wrong!

      • 1972wasalongtimeago - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:50 PM

        I admit the reading comment was not that funny. It felt good, but wasn’t clever.

        But the post referencing how Boston and NY fans both thinking that the refs, the league, and the universe have conspired against them? That was funny.

  2. bifford - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    Man, the Pistons are a joke. They really fell apart when Drummond went down.

  3. cantonbound13 - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    To the bandwagoners: now that the Knicks won 5 in a row & counting, I guess that they are a top 20 team of all time, right? Time to put Carmelo in the same category as Michael, right?
    Heat fans are the biggest jokes in pro sports!

  4. 13arod - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    one of the only reason knicks are winning again is because jr smith is getting more minits

    • savvybynature - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      JR Smith is terrible what on Earth are you smoking?!!? (OK, he isn’t terrible, but he is a streaky volume shooter that brings little else to the table. He is some scoring off the bench, and that’s it).

      The Knicks are winning because Carmelo is back and healthy again.

      • trueballs - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        J.R is a volume shooter, but when he’s dialed in he’s proved to be an above average defender and passer/playmaker. More all-around than Jamal Crawford. J.R. is a real Guard, the classic position, not just a 2

  5. 13arod - Mar 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    jr smith usally scores 16 to 25 points almost every game and he had 32 poins yesturday

    • jimeejohnson - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      Was that his J.R.’s sister up in the stands beating on some Bostonians? That last second shot was sick in a good way, while the Celtics are sick in the traditional, bad, way.

      • cantonbound13 - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        Shouldn’t you be cleaning someone’s toilets?

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