The Knicks will never forget last November's Boston Massacre, a 104-59 humiliation on national TV. The massive rout came the day after Quentin Richardson said the Knicks were not intimated by the Celtics. The bad blood still is apparent, even in their preseason meetings, which they split.
"We ain't on an elite level right now," said the sizzling Zach Randolph, who is averaging 20.8 points and 12.9 rebounds. "We have to compete with them on the high level they compete at. We ain't there yet. So it's going to be a good test for us, a big test of where we're at."
--New York Post
Ah, the good old days.
Dave-Popson time in the second quarter.
I don't really miss the blow-outs all that much.
It was fun last year.
But like I said before, it's not realistic to expect the Celtics to play at a 66-win level for two straight years. The Lakers tried during the 1987-88 season, and their balloon burst in March of 1988.
We all just need to hunker down and adopt a "siege mentality."
And anyways, 9-2 with a good shot at 10-2 doesn't sound all that bad to me.