Tonight the Celtics return to MSG, but the headline matchup won't be between two of the league's best power forwards: Kevin Garnett and Amare Stoudemire.
It will be between Kevin Garnett and Spike Lee.
In the teams' first meeting on December 15 at the Garden, a Knicks' 118-116 loss after Stoudemire's 3-pointer came just after the final buzzer, the film director and die-hard Knicks fan claimed that Garnett cursed him out worse than Reggie Miller did when he used to play. When we spoke in February, Lee told me that KG needed to "calm the f--- down" and that when the Celtics returned on March 21, "I'm going to get him that time."
"I don't like the Celtics, but I respect Doc [Rivers]," Lee said. "Doc's a good friend. You know I love Ray Allen [Lee casted him in He Got Game]. I hate the Celtics, but look, they've got good guys on that team. I've got friends on that team. But Garnett needs to calm the f--- down. There's no reason he should be cursing at me the way he did the last game. So you can put that in the article. It was disrespectful and I would never do nothing like that to him."
Stay tuned at 7:30 p.m.
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