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Experience pays off I guess. Boston Celtics swept the stacked Knicks in the first round of the Easter Conference Playoffs 4-0.  The Celt’s age average is just under 29 years old, that is really old, and they beat a superstar NY team who has Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Chauncy Billups, all good.

Ray Allen, played like a stud, KG, he tore it up,  Paul Pierce, good as usual, and Rajon Rondo, he’s an assist machine. The Celtics won the close games in the 4th quarter, they did it because of their experience.

Who knows about round two, they are going to be playing the Heat most likely, and they beat them up this season, but Miami is good this year.

Here is a reward video, it is the King of Blocks Dwight Howard getting stuffed by Josh Smith, ENJOY.

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The Heat, a couple nights back, had each of the Big 3 had a 30-10 game. Chris Bosh scored 31, with 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and Lebron, well he had 33 points and 10 rebounds. That is almost as crazy as this year’s March Madness.

LeBron James Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against the New Jersey Nets  at American Airlines Arena on November 6, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Here are some stats from ESPN:

“It’s the first time this season the Heat’s Big 3 have each scored 30 points in the same game. In fact, it’s just the third 30-point game for Bosh this season. Last season, Bosh had 15 such games and the year before he did it 17 times.

From Elias: It’s the 2nd straight game that James, Wade and Bosh have each had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the same game. They are the first trio of teammates to hit those marks in consecutive games since Sidney Wicks, Lloyd Neal and John Johnson did it for the Trail Blazers in March 1975.

You can’t make this up. The two games between the Heat and Rockets this season ended with the exact score; the Heat winning 125-119.

From Elias: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Heat win. It’s just the 2nd time in NBA history three teammates have reached those marks in a non-overtime game. The only other trio to do it were Oscar Robertson, Wayne Embry and Jack Twyman who did it for the Cincinnati Royals in a loss to the Philadelphia Warriors back on February 3rd, 1961.”

This Heat team, they are good, really good. I would say they are the best. I know, that I go on and on about the Heat, but they are good. Just so you Laker and Bulls fans don’t get to mad at me, I admit that they will give the Heat good competition, but they will lose.

Here is the other deal, Knicks won a couple nights ago. You might think so what, but these Knicks and Carmelo, have had a rough go at it since the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony and Chauncy Billups to New York. Last night, they beat a fairly good team, Orlando Magic, in Overtime. Carmelo went for 39 points, with 30 in the second half. Stoudemire had 20 points, on 10 shots. This was an important game for the Knicks to win, but are they going to be playoff contenders, will they even make the playoffs? Who knows.

 

The trade of the 2010-11 NBA Season, Carmelo Anthony going from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks. Is it working out, the stats say no, but that isn’t everything. The Knicks are 7-9 following the trade, granted that this team hasn’t had time to play together, but, even when the Heat had their rough start to the season, they weren’t this bad.

 

Carmelo Anthony needs to step up. Last night when the Knicks played the Boston Celtics, Melo went for 17 in the first half, to lead the Knicks to a 14 point lead. The second half was an entirely different story, Melo didn’t make a shot in the second half, and the Celtics rallied to win by 10. He has had a rough time in the clutch situation, missing open looks and such. He isn’t playing his game, partly because he is in a new system, partly because he isn’t comfortable.

This shows some major problems that are beneath the surface in this Knick team. They have lost some close games, to sub par teams. Teams like the Pacers, Bucks, Pistons, Grizzlies, and the Cavaliers. There is something wrong with the team if they are losing to bottom feeders like these. There aren’t many teams in the league that has lost to a list of teams like the Knicks have.

The Knicks are going to have to make some adjustments, they are going to have to figure out how much to adapt to Carmelo, and Carmelo needs to adapt to the system that the Knicks use. If they don’t find a happy medium, the crisis they are going through now is going to continue, and they will stay a .500 team, without playoff hopes. Kind of sad for a team with three super stars, Stoudemire, Billups, and Anthony.