Frustrations mount for Knicks, Anthony goes after Garnett

Published On January 8, 2013 | By Jill Saftel

With Rajon Rondo a late scratch for Monday night’s Celtics matchup with the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, few were expecting a big Celtics win. But that’s exactly what happened, as Boston came out on top in the 102-96 heated victory.

The drama of the game didn’t stop with the buzzer, and Carmelo Anthony followed Kevin Garnett back to the Boston locker room to continue the shouting match they’d begun on the court during the fourth quarter. The Knicks star began shouting in the hallway between the two teams’ locker rooms underneath the stands.

Anthony had plenty to be irritated about, shooting 6-for-26 on the night. According to ESPN, two sources said Anthony had to be held back from rushing Garnett.

“If it was the playoffs, I’d tell on him,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said, via ESPN.

Anthony’s teammate Marcus Camby seemed to have a case of memory loss when it came to the alleged shouting.

“I have no recollection of any of that,” the Knicks forward said. “Melo is the MVP of the league. He’s not going to do anything stupid.”

Anthony left Madison Square Garden without speaking to reporters, and as for Garnett’s take on it all, he was a man of few words.

“That’s just basketball.”

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Jill studies journalism at Northeastern University, covers Hockey East for College Hockey News and is the sports editor for The Huntington News. You can follow her on Twitter at @jillsaftel, just don't ask her to choose between hockey and baseball, it's impossible.