Celtics expect ’Melo to return to All-Star form

After a strong second quarter in Game 1, Carmelo Anthony went just 1 for 11 in the second half, and failed to hit the potential game-winning shot at the buzzer.

"A great player like Carmelo, you can’t anticipate him shooting the ball the way he did last game,” Paul Pierce said. “At the end of the day, our awareness still has to be where he is on the court. Just like most scorers’ mentality when they don’t shoot the ball, they really come in aggressive the next game.”

The Celtics do have to worry about Melo’s eventual comeback, but not as much as they should be worrying about Amar’e Stoudemire. Stoudemire looked like a man among boys out there at times, but he was quiet in the closing minutes.

Many question why Anthony didn’t find Stoudemire and his hot hand – it was because he wasn’t open. The Celtics finally did what they had set out to do in defending Stoudemire, and hope to keep that up tonight.

“We were shading him way too hard in the fourth quarter instead of playing him square,” Doc Rivers said. “When we started doing that, and then we tried to deny the catches on the elbow – that was the game plan – we put more pressure on the ball so they couldn’t throw it to Amar’e easier. If Amar’e gets catches in his spot, just like if Paul [Pierce] gets catches in his spot, he’ll beat a good defense.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Monday is the deadline to register for Pennsylvania…

If residents want to vote in the May primary, which includes a vote for a new City Council member, today is the deadline to register.

National

Miss America thinks school should reconsider discipline of…

A Pa. student was suspended for asking Miss America to prom.

Local

Aria Health Torresdale workers caught selling prescription drugs

Two Aria Health at Torresdale employees were fired amid accusations they sold prescription drugs out of the Northeast Philadelphia campus.

National

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died Sunday from prostate cancer…

Former U.S. professional boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for murder and then was released after it was determined he did not get a fair trial,…

Television

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 4, Episode 3,…

The problem with the devil you know is that ignoring them doesn’t mean they simply lie in wait. It allows them time to do things…

Television

Discovery cancels 'Everest Jump Live' special in wake…

The Discovery Channel has indicated it will not be moving forward with "Everest Jump Live," a planned special about mountain climber Joby Ogwyn's effort to…

The Word

'X-Men' director Bryan Singer drama continues

  News broke late last week that "X-Men" and "The Usual Suspects" director Bryan Singer is being sued by a man who said Singer molested…

The Word

Miley Cyrus cancels more dates, tweeting from hospital

Miley Cyrus is reportedly so sick that she's had to postpone more tour dates. We know this because she has been sitting in a hospital…

NHL

Ray Emery steps up in Flyers’ Game 2…

Sure, he allowed two goals in the Rangers’ first four shots Sunday afternoon, but it’s about how you start, not how you finish.

NHL

Flyers come from behind, even series with Rangers

The Flyers overcame a two-goal deficit to get a much-needed win at Madison Square Garden Sunday.

MLB

Phillies get set for four against the Dodgers

The Phillies will face tough starting pitching out west against the Dodgers this week.

MLB

Phillies notebook: Cole Hamels returns this week

The Phillies should receive a big boost when Cole Hamels returns during the Dodgers series.

Travel

Packing: The one thing you need in your…

A new survey that looks at the travel habits of 50,000 people around the world has revealed that Western and Asian globetrotters have different priorities…

Home

Is your chair making it hard to talk?

Ever wished there was an office chair that could make impromptu meetings and discussions more private? The Cristiana Wing Chair is an asymmetrical armchair which…

Travel

Live large at these luxury hotels

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this…

Parenting

4 things that every summer camp should have

Alan Saltz, director of the 92nd street Y program lists things that every summer camp should have.