The Celtics lost to the Knicks, 104-101, in a back-and-forth battle in New York. Danilo Gallinai led all players with 31 points. Earl Barron, who recently signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks, posted a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 17 points. The Celtics failed to move up in the Eastern Conference standings after the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Charlotte Bobcats.

WALTHAM -- Doc Rivers said he has worked things out with Rasheed Wallace following their on-court dispute in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Cavaliers. The two spoke at practice on Monday before the team's trip to New York for Tuesday's game with the Knicks. "Rasheed's emotional, he's been emotional and some of that won't change. I can accept that," Rivers said. "As a coach, when an emotional hijack happens, your job is to get your team to function. You can't focus on the one at that point." 

 

Kevin Garnett works on Antawn Jamison during the Celtics' victory over the Cavaliers Sunday at TD Garden. (AP)There really wasn’t anything on the line Sunday afternoon when the Celtics hosted the Cavaliers, except for pride.



LeBron James goes to the basket against Kendrick Perkins during Sunday's game at TD Garden. (AP)On Sunday afternoon at TD Garden, there were 54 personal fouls, six technicals and one ejection in four quarters.



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Ray Allen's 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining electrified the crowd and the Celtics overcame blowing a 22-point third-quarter lead in a 117-113 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Allen finished with a team-high 33 points, offsetting 42 points from LeBron James as the Celtics snapped a three-game home court losing streak. James helped the Celtics by missing all nine 3-point attempts on the day, including a pull-up trey with 3.2 seconds that would have given Cleveland the lead. James also missed eight of 22 free throw attempts.

Celtics coach Doc Rivers, like many fans, was extremely happy on Saturday to hear word that the late Dennis Johnson was finally being inducted into the basketball hall of fame in Springfield this fall, according to a report in the Boston Globe. The official announcement is expected to come out of Indianapolis on Monday during the Final Four.

 

The Celtics recalled rookie Marcus Landry from the Maine Red Claws (NBA Development League), the team announced on Sunday. Landry has played in 13 games for the Red Claws. He averaged 11.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists. Landry has appeared in one game for the Celtics since being traded from the Knicks.

Point guard Dennis Johnson has been elected to the basketball Hall of Fame, according to a report in the Boston Globe. Sources tell the paper that Johnson will be inducted in the latest class this fall in Springfield, Mass. The official announcement is expected on Monday. Johnson led three teams to NBA championships, including the 1984 and 1986 Celtics. Johnson also led the Seattle SuperSonics to their only championship in 1979, earning NBA Finals MVP. 

 

The Celtics absorbed an unexpected overtime loss against the Rockets. (AP)The Celtics lost yet another entertaining game Friday night. They lost because they couldn’t make free throws, especially down the stretch. They lost because Aaron Brooks shredded their defense with his dribble penetration and shotmaking.



Celtics coach Doc Rivers was not pleased with how his team folded during critical stretches of a 119-114 overtime loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night at TD Garden, the team's third straight loss -- all coming at home. "We played like a high school team at times, as far as the way our thought process was," Rivers said. "We have been a pretty smart team. Tonight, I thought it was April 1. It was amazing how many things we did that was out of character. And that bothers me. I can live with a loss.