Tempers were flaring last night as the Knicks took on the Celtics (Celtics won 102-96). Melo & KG pretty much went at each other all night and it didn’t end when the game ended. According to reports Melo went to the Celtics locker room to confront KG.
Hit the jump to check out a few videos of the two going at each other during the game, details of what happened after the game & what KG and Stat had to say about it….
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett go at it – receive double technicals:
Melo tells KG, “F*ck You”:
Via Ian Begley and Chris Forsberg at ESPN:
Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett got into an altercation in the bowels of Madison Square Garden after the Boston Celtics’ 102-96 win over the New York Knicks on Monday, and building security and New York City police officers were called upon to defuse the incident, two sources with knowledge of the incident told ESPNNewYork.
“It was like being in the school yard,” said one witness to the incident.
The two stars did not come to blows, according to a police source. But Anthony was still hot after getting into a confrontation with Garnett in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ win that resulted in a double technical.
After the game, Anthony angrily walked off the floor and out of the tunnel that visiting teams use to exit the floor, instead of exiting out of the Knicks’ tunnel.
Tyson Chandler appeared to try to stop Anthony, but he blew by the Knicks center. According to one of the sources with knowledge of the incident, Anthony approached the Celtics’ locker room and was screaming. It is unclear if his ire at the time was directed at Garnett.
Anthony did not make himself available to the media after the game. Garnett said there was no altercation, noting, “No, no, man. Just basketball. Just basketball.”
Garnett tried to defuse the situation.
“Listen, heat of the battle, man, guys throw back and forth,” Garnett said of the on-court dust-up with Anthony. “He’s trying to get his team to go; I’m trying to get my team to go. Both teams are colliding. Not to mention that it’s the Knicks and the Celtics. Just what it is.”
Amar’e Stoudemire also weighed in on what Garnett might have done to anger Anthony.
“It was more just talk,” he said. “More talk more than anything. Words are pretty sharp, so when you say certain things, it gets under your skin and it gets you a little angry. And that happens to the best of us. We’ve got to make sure that we keep our composure and see if we can beat a team like Boston.”