Carmelo Anthony

The Boston Celtics had the last word on the court after some tough talk between Kevin Garnett and Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, but Anthony reportedly twice tried to continue the conversation after the game — going as far as waiting by the Celtics’ team bus.

The pair of stars had engaged in a tussle that resulted in a double technical foul in the intense fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 102-96 victory at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Afterwards, MSG Network reported Anthony screamed as he headed toward the Celtics’ locker room after the game.

Anthony’s persistence in trying to meet up with Garnett after the game is likely to gain the NBA’s attention and could draw a suspension and fine…

Boston coach Doc Rivers declined to elaborate on the post-game incident by the Celtics’ locker room, but when asked about Anthony coming over there, the coach indicated there was something to talk about.

“I’m gonna stay out of that,” Rivers said. “If it was the playoffs, I’d tell on him, but since it’s not, I’ll just keep it quiet.”

He added that it’s fine for things to get heated during the game, but that they shouldn’t carry over.

But a video later posted by Comcast SportsNet New England later showed Anthony, dressed in street clothes, waiting by the Celtics’ team bus. The video shows several security members standing by him along with Knicks coach Mike Woodson. One of the security members gently put his hand on Anthony and the Knicks forward nudged it away.

The video cuts off as Woodson appears to be talking to Anthony, but the New York Daily News cited a source on the scene as saying Woodson ordered the player to leave peacefully.

– Reported by Dave Buscema of the Sports Xchange

Video of Melo waiting for Kevin Garnett near bus after the game