(NEW YORK) — According to a NBA source who spoke with ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will not be penalized for his postgame scuffle on Sunday with New York Knicks guard Bill Walker.
After Garnett missed what would have been the game tying shot at the buzzer, he got his arm around Walker’s neck. That led to the two having to be separated by coaches and players.
“Heat of the moment,” Walker said on Monday. “I just went and contested the shot. We got wrapped up, tangled up and, you know, the rest happened.”
Walker said he approached Garnett as he was leaving Madison Square Garden and told him he had no hard feelings.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News