New York Knicks get big win in Boston
The New York Knicks won against the Boston Celtics in TD Bank Garden, 89-86.
This was the first time the Knicks have won in Boston since 2006. That’s a 13-game losing streak that includes playoff games.
This game was anticipated to be an intense game from the fans at TD Garden because of the last time these teams played in New York and Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett got into an altercation. That did not intimidated Anthony Thursday night in Boston. Anthony scored 28 points and made some big plays that lead to the big win.
Newsday reports that Anthony said it was a satisfying night. “Just to win in this building, it’s been a long time coming. Like I said, I wasn’t looking forward to any one-on-one matchups with myself and Garnett. It was just like any other game,” he said.
Anthony also spoke about the altercation with Garnett. The two are on good terms now. “Whatever happened, it happened. It’s over with. We spoke about that and it’s over with. I don’t hold grudges. He fell and I helped him up,” Anthony said.
Anthony was not the only reason the Knicks beat the Celtics. Amare Stoudemire also had a pretty good night, he had 15 points and nine rebounds. J.R. Smith may not have made many points but he made a couple plays that really mattered. He sunk a 3-pointer with 1:11 minutes remaining to give the Knicks a 89-84 lead. With 7.1 seconds remaining in the game Smith forced Paul Pierce to lose the ball out of bounce while the Knicks were up by three points.