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Celtics Know How to Beat Knicks without Garnett
Posted By Jessica Camerato On November 17, 2008 @ 7:11 pm In General | 4 Comments
On Tuesday night the Boston Celtics  will take on the New York Knicks  without Kevin Garnett  as he serves a one-game suspension for his conduct on Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks . Garnett was penalized without pay for striking Andrew Bogut  in the face in the fourth quarter of the Celtics 102-97 overtime win. Bogut’s foul on Garnett was also upgraded to a Flagrant Foul Penalty One on Monday.
This isn’t the first time the team has been without KG since acquiring him nearly 16 months ago. Last season Garnett sat out nine games with an abdominal strain that he suffered on a game-saving play against the Minnesota Timberwolves . The Celtics went 7-2 during that stretch.
This isn’t the first time the team will take on the Knicks without KG either. Last February 13 the Celtics defeated them 111-103 at Madison Square Garden. 
So how did the Celtics get it done without Garnett?
(I know, I know, beating the Knicks isn’t earth shattering but the Celtics still have to make adjustments.)
That night Paul Pierce  and Ray Allen  combined for 45 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. The duo hit 17-of-18 from the free throw line (Allen missed one). Rajon Rondo  also shot 64% from the field to score 18 points. Garnett wasn’t the only starter out of the lineup that night. Kendrick Perkins  was sidelined as well, so Leon Powe  and Brian Scalabrine  got the starts in their place. Powe chipped in 18 points while Scal lasted just under three minutes before James Posey  took over.
On the defensive end, they limited the Knicks to 29% three-point shooting and held them to 20 assists (the Celtics dished 29). The Cs also blocked six shots to the Knicks zero.
The Celtics turned to their bench to get it done last time and Tuesday night will be no different.
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 New York Knicks: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-york-knicks.htm
 Kevin Garnett: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kevin-garnett.htm
 Milwaukee Bucks: http://media.weei.com/basketball/milwaukee-bucks.htm
 Andrew Bogut: http://media.weei.com/basketball/andrew-bogut.htm
 Minnesota Timberwolves: http://media.weei.com/basketball/minnesota-timberwolves.htm
 Last February 13 the Celtics defeated them 111-103 at Madison Square Garden.: http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200802130BOS.html
 Paul Pierce: http://media.weei.com/basketball/paul-pierce.htm
 Ray Allen: http://media.weei.com/basketball/ray-allen-celtics.htm
 Rajon Rondo: http://media.weei.com/basketball/rajon-rondo.htm
 Kendrick Perkins: http://media.weei.com/basketball/kendrick-perkins.htm
 Leon Powe: http://media.weei.com/basketball/leon-powe.htm
 Brian Scalabrine: http://media.weei.com/basketball/brian-scalabrine.htm
 James Posey: http://media.weei.com/basketball/james-posey.htm
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