Crawford, Curry Help Keep Knicks Rolling
Posted Oct 17 2006 11:17PM
NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (Ticker) -- The New York Knicks look like they mean business this season.
Jamal Crawford scored 22 points off the bench, and Eddy Curry added 19 as the Knicks remained undefeated in the preseason with an 116-108 victory over the Boston Celtics.
New York has been impressive so far under new coach Isiah Thomas, who also serves as team president. The Knicks struggled through the worst campaign in franchise history last season, going 23-59, but have come out firing on all cylinders this preseason, racking up a 3-0 record.
Quentin Richardson scored on a layup, then found David Lee for a baseline jam on to build a 105-99 advantage with just over three minutes remaining.
Richardson collected 15 points and eight rebounds, and Channing Frye chipped in 14 points before fouling out for New York, which shot 48 percent (39-of-81) from the field.
Wally Szczerbiak and Tony Allen scored 18 points apiece for the Celtics, who shot 44 percent (37-of-83) and held a 34-24 advantage to start the second quarter. Rookie Rajon Rondo added 14 points and seven assists.
Boston was without Paul Pierce, who sat out with a strained left hip.