Boston Celtics 105 - New York Knicks 101
Knicks Turning Up the "D"By Ricky Henne, NYKnicks.com
Everyone knows the Knicks under Head Coach Mike D’Antoni are going to put major points on the board. But so far, through two games, New York’s defense has been nothing short of outstanding. ... More
Stat Of The GameIn just his second NBA game, rookie Landry Fields recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards. He also had four assists and one steal as he continues to turn heads around the league,
Turning PointWith the Celtics up just four points under three minutes into the second half, the home team went on an 8-1 run to push the lead to 65-54, giving Boston enough cushion to withstand numerous runs by the Knicks the remainder of the game. The Celtics baskets also got the crowd into the game as it was bookended by a vicious slam by Shaquille O'Neal and a driving rim-rocker by Paul Pierce.
Quote Of The Game
"I thought our guys played with as much heart as you can play with. They hit some big shots that gave us a chance to have a little flurry at the end, but I thought overall it was good. Some guys are stepping up, and if we play that hard and play that well, we'll win some games." -- Mike D'Antoni