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The Celtics just got home from an 0-4 road trip in which they lost to the Western Conference's three worst teams in consecutive games.  At 19-39 Boston sits in 12th place in the East, 8.5 games back of the final playoff spot.  But that's OK, because the C's had no intentions of being good this year.

The Knicks on the other hand, are a totally different story.  They went 54-28 with the second best record in the Eastern Conference a year ago, and planned to be as good if not better this season.  Back in late October there were reports that New York's owner James Dolan expected his team to be a title contender, and head coach Mike Woodson said the following:

"I think we’re solid enough to compete for [the title], absolutely. I think we’re one of the teams that are going to be in the hunt."

Fast forward to today, and the Knicks are a complete disaster.  They've dropped 9 of their last 11, are in 11th place in the East (6.5 games out of the playoff race), and somehow lead the Celtics by just 2.5 games.  J.R. Smith can't stop grabbing various pieces of opposing players uniforms, and now Raymond Felton is sitting in jail on felony gun possession charges.  Via ESPN New York:

The wife of Raymond Felton has alleged that he threatened her with a firearm, according to multiple reports, and the New York Knicks point guard remained in police custody Tuesday after his arrest for gun charges. A law enforcement official said Felton's wife, identified as Ariane Raymondo-Felton, brought the gun to police, according to multiple reports.
Raymond Felton was charged with second- and third-degree criminal possession of a firearm, which are felonies, and fourth-degree possession of a firearm, a misdemeanor, a police spokesman told ESPNNewYork.com. Police said Felton was in possession of a gun he wasn't registered to own.

Remember New York City's gun laws are no joke; Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress went to jail for two years after shooting himself in the leg in 2009.



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Mark Vandeusen 2/25/2014 01:23:00 PM Edit
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