How did Ray Allen get so wide open for his winning shot in Game 1 of the Celtics-Knicks game Sunday evening? The answer is he was the recipient of a dirty or savvy play by Kevin Garnett, depending on how you look at it. Check out the final 20 seconds of the game courtesy of Mock Session and keep your eye out for KG when he trips Toney Douglas:
I’m not saying Ray Allen couldn’t have made the shot with a hand in his face, but I do know he had a much better look at the basket after Douglas ate hardwood. Unfortunately for New York, that wasn’t the only the only call the refs blew.
On Carmelo Anthony’s airball to end the game, he was hit on the wrist by Ray Allen. Even Doc Rivers recognized the Celtics got away with a foul on that one. Obviously it’s not the referees’ fault the Knicks lost, but they certainly played a role.