As if forgetting they were a 2-9 club just six days ago, the Knicks were in a feisty mood after practice this morning when asked about tomorrow night's trip to Boston. Quentin Richardson got things started by all but mocking the 11-2 Celtics, which didn't seem too smart considering the C's blasted them by 40 up there in the preseason and have been by far the East's best team this year.
But Richardson wouldn't be denied, stating flatly that the Celtics are basically a three-man team with Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Isiah Thomas didn't disagree, saying the Celtics have always lacked depth even going back to their 1980s heyday. Thomas also reiterated the deep-seated hatred he has for all things Celtic that goes back to his playing days, saying he doesn't have a single piece of green fabric in his entire wardrobe.