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Enemy Chatter: The Celts had a horseshoe up their rear

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I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from New York.

"I don’t know if that’s execution, that’s having a horseshoe up your rear," D'Antoni said of the game-tying three-pointer. "That’s what Paul Pierce does."

ESPN NY – Would you have fouled Pierce?

According to Mike D'Antoni's logic, every contested, game-winning jump shot in the history of the league was more luck than talent. 

Clown.

On Page 2, Iman Shumpert continues the Knicks whiny ways.

Iman Shumpert says Kevin Garnett used an illegal screen on the Celtics' final play in regulation — the play that ended with Paul Pierce knocking down a game-tying three-pointer with 4.9 seconds left on Sunday. 

Garnett handed the ball off to Pierce, who was being defended by J.R. Smith. In the process of getting the ball to Pierce, Garnett got in Smith's way. Shumpert picked up Pierce and put his hands up as Pierce knocked down the 27-footer. 

Prior to that sequence, Garnett floored Shumpert with a screen. 

“The screen was illegal but they set them all the time," Shumpert said. "They can’t call it all the time. I understand that. But he still hit a tough shot.” 

ESPN NY – Schumpert: KG screen was illegal

Is bitching and moaning part of the D'Antoni system?

Illegal screens in the NBA are similar to offensive holding in the NFL. The officials could make the calls on just about every possession.

If you wish to laugh at the suffering of Knicks fans/bloggers, I suggest you check out Poasting and Toasting. Those guys are good.