Thursday , Nov , 20 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Zach Randolph: The Celtics Are Protected

"They do a lot of talking," Zach Randolph said after the Knicks lost their second straight and fell to 6-5. "They know they are protected on (the) court. That’s why I don’t pay that no mind. Because a lot of guys get off the court and they tuck their tails (between their legs)."

The Knicks and Celtics have a recent history of ugly moments. Last year’s Martin Luther King game saw Richardson and Paul Pierce ejected for taunting. Later, Eddie House shouted at the Knicks’ bench and drew a menacing stare from Isiah Thomas.