Boston 96, New York 86

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, March 21, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #42 Eric Lewis, #13 Monty McCutchen, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 22 15 26 33 96
New York 25 26 18 17 86

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 50-19 29-6 21-13 W2
New York 35-35 19-15 16-20 L3

Recap


Paul Pierce keyed a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points and Rajon Rondo provided the game-winning plays as the visiting Boston Celtics beat the slumping New York Knicks 96-86 on Monday.
 
Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics (50-19), who rallied from a 15-point second-quarter deficit to win for the fourth time in eight games with a 23-4 closing run.

Boston remained tied with Chicago for first in the Eastern Conference after the Bulls routed the Kings 132-92 on Monday.
 
Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points and Chauncey Billups added 21 for the Knicks (35-35), who have lost six of seven and dropped to 7-9 since the Anthony trade.
 
New York took control of the game late in the first period and held a comfortable lead until Pierce scored nine points during a 17-4 run to give Boston an 86-82 lead with 4:18 to play.
 
With the game tied at 86, Rondo converted a nifty wrap-around layup, then drove the lane and found Glen Davis alone under the basket for a layup with 2:29 left.

Rondo then stripped Toney Douglas in the final minute to help seal it.

Top Game Performances

Boston   New York
Kevin Garnett 24 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 22
Rajon Rondo 12 Assists Toney Douglas 4
Kevin Garnett 11 Rebounds Amar'e Stoudemire 11
Ray Allen 5 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 7
Kevin Garnett 4 Steals Carmelo Anthony 1
N/A Blocks Ronny Turiaf 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 96 46.2 1-10 21-26 17 48 0 11 9
New York 86 40.5 7-22 19-25 20 38 6 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Knicks have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Celtics have a W/L % of .720 after a win and .737 after a loss.
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