By Chris Henderson
How It Happened:
The Knicks and Celtics went down to the wire on Saturday evening. With under seven minutes left in the final period, Knicks forward Troy Williams jammed home a huge put back slam to pull the Knicks within three. On the following possessions, the Celtics went on a 7-0 run, capped off with a three pointer by NBA All-Star Al Horford to put the Celtics up by 10. New York continued to fight back, getting within five with under three minutes remaining. Boston went up seven after a destructive dunk by Jaylen Brown. The Celtics won by a final score of 121-112.
Knick of the Night:
Burke tied his season-high with 26 points on 10-of-18 from the floor, equaling his previous best against Orlando on Thursday.
Troy Williams scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 12 minutes of action. Tim Hardaway Jr. poured in 16 and Michael Beasley added 15. Emmanuel Mudiay finished with a team-high six assists to go along with 12 points and four rebounds. Enes Kanter was one-point shy of a double-double with nine points and 12 boards.
The Celtics made 13 three pointers while shooting 39.4 percent from downtown.
The Knicks take on the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors on Monday, February 26 at Madison Square Garden. Catch all the action on MSG Network at 7:30 p.m.