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Twitter reaction to 'Melo waiting for Garnett

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Twitter reaction to 'Melo waiting for Garnett

When our Comcast SportsNet cameras caught Carmelo Anthony waiting near the Celtics bus to confront Kevin Garnett after Boston's 102-96 win over the Knicks last night, social media sites were abuzz. The reactions we found on Twitter ranged from the impassioned, to the hilarious, to the just-plain-bizarre. Check 'em out:

Impossible. KG sleeps standing up. RT @seth_rosenthal: 'Melo's actually in Boston now waiting under Kevin Garnett's bed.

J.E. Skeets (@jeskeets) January 8, 2013

If I'm KG, I'm more worried about LaLa than I am Melo.

Jimmy Toscano (@Jimmy_Toscano) January 8, 2013

Rasheed Wallace was waiting for KG by the Celtics bus, but only because he forgot he's a Knick now.

Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) January 8, 2013

If you get angry enough at KG to want to fight him at the team bus, HE WON.

Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) January 8, 2013

I can't believe Carmelo let KG get to him like that tho then again I can

August 9,1987 (@NyLaFBaBy) January 8, 2013

I wish melo would have just dropped KG he would have instantly become my favorite player

Ryan Bray (@50Shades0fBray) January 8, 2013

Melo didn't do anything when it was said. He waited until it was behind the scenes to handle his business. No suspension

Ashy Larry (@iHateShaun) January 8, 2013

I'm not sure anyone ever self-inflicted as much damage to an MVP campaign in three hours as Carmelo Anthony did tonight.

Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) January 8, 2013

Honey Nut Cheerios is getting some serious free press right now. Well played Kevin Garnett, well played.

Micah(@micahmusic) January 8, 2013

The night would be complete if we find out that Carmelo and Garnett were fighting over the Alabama QB's girlfriend.

Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) January 8, 2013

seriously though, if KG and Melo ever got in a fight KG would stand with his hands straight up and Melo would backpeddle faster than a DB

CelticsBlog (@celticsblog) January 8, 2013What do you think Garnett said to 'Melo to make him so feisty? Have any other feelings on their spat last night? Leave us a comment in the box below! Or tweet at us at @CSNNE!

Bruins will play Blackhawks in 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame

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Bruins will play Blackhawks in 2019 NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame

The Bruins will once again be taking things outdoors and participating in their third Winter Classic in franchise history, but for the first time they won’t be hosting the NHL’s centerpiece event. The B’s announced on Saturday afternoon that they’ll be facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 Winter Classic that will be played at iconic Notre Dame Stadium. Both the Bruins and Blackhawks aren’t exactly strangers to the outdoor showcase, and per usual the Black and Gold are happy to be part of a big deal event for the league.

“The Boston Bruins are excited to be playing in the 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic against another storied Original Six franchise, the Chicago Blackhawks,” said Bruins President Cam Neely, in a press release. “The rich history of Notre Dame Stadium is well documented, and our team looks forward to playing at such an iconic venue. We hope that by participating in these large scale and unique NHL events we can bring Bruins fans new hockey experiences, and that we can use these opportunities to help grow our great game and attract new fans.”

There will be some natural storylines for the game including the rematch of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final participants, and a return to Notre Dame for Fighting Irish forward Anders Bjork after playing three seasons in South Bend. The Bruins/Blackhawks Winter Classic matchup was first reported by Barstool Sports almost two weeks ago, but it wasn’t until Saturday that any of the officials involved were ready to confirm the game.

The Bruins will be in their third Winter Classic after hosting the Jan. 1 outdoor game at Fenway Park in 2010 in an overtime win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and at Gillette Stadium in 2016 in a blowout loss to the Montreal Canadiens.  It is a league-most fourth Winter Classic appearance for the Blackhawks, who hosted the Detroit Red Wings at Wrigley Field in 2009, took on the Washington Capitals at Nationals Park in 2015, and most recently played the St. Louis Blues at Busch Stadium in 2017.

Stevens: Celtics haven't played well enough to make streak 'valid'

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Stevens: Celtics haven't played well enough to make streak 'valid'

You know who else - besides Charles Barkley - isn't impressed by the Celtics' 14-game winning streak?

Their coach. 

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At the shootaround in Atlanta before the Celtics attempt to make it 15 in a row tonight against the Hawks, Brad Stevens told reporters, including ESPN's Chris Forsberg, that his team hasn't played well enough to make the streak "valid." 

“We haven’t played well enough to consider this win streak to be valid in my opinion,” Stevens said."We’ve figured out ways to win games. We gotta play a lot better.”

The Celtics have come back from double-digit deficits a number of times in the streak. Stevens said they're fortunate those rallies have kept the streak going.  

"We've got to be better, and we know that," Stevens said. "We can't get so caught up in the results of all these games and ride that emotion. We've been fortunate to win a lot of the games in this streak, including Thursday night [92-88 over the defending champion Golden State Warriors]. If we dig ourselves a 17-point hole every other game, it's not going to be as much fun as we've had recently."