NBA Wrap: Celtics top Knicks in heated game

NBA Wrap: Celtics top Knicks in heated game
January 8, 2013, 5:31 am
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NEW YORK -- Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett jawed from baseline to midcourt, and Anthony still had more to say.

So the Knicks forward went toward the Celtics locker room after the game to keep shouting, taking his frustrations from the court right along with him and perhaps risking an NBA suspension.

Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and Boston beat New York 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.

Anthony left without talking to reporters and the Knicks wouldn't comment on Anthony's postgame trip in the wrong direction, but Celtics coach Doc Rivers didn't deny it.

"I'm going to let you all figure that one out. I'm going to stay out of that," Rivers said. "If it was the playoffs I'd tell on him, but since it's not I'm going to just be quiet," (see full recap).

Wizards stun Thunder in final seconds
WASHINGTON -- Bradley Beal didn't have a plan. What he had was a good move.

Beal made a jumper with 0.3 seconds left Monday night, lifting the short-handed Washington Wizards a 101-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, who missed 16 straight shots at one stretch.

Beal used a pump fake to get open for the 16-footer that gave the Wizards (5-28) their second win this season over last year's NBA finalists.

"I didn't know what I was going to do to be honest with you," Beal said. "Coach just said go make a play," (see full recap).

Boozer, Bulls rout Cavaliers
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bulls have been perfect in the New Year, winning all three of their games.

"We had a tough last couple weeks of 2012," Boozer said. "The new year, we've got a couple of resolutions - the biggest one is getting more wins."

The Chicago Bulls are doing just that.

Boozer had 24 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Bulls to a 118-92 rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night (see full recap).
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