Boston 104, New York 106

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 25, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, # Marat Kogut, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 19763

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Boston 23 29 35 17 104
New York 34 28 17 27 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 0-1 0-0 0-1 L1
New York 1-0 1-0 0-0 W1

Recap


Carmelo Anthony erupted for 37 points as the New York Knicks prevailed 106-104 over the Boston Celtics in the Christmas Day season opener for both teams.

Anthony shot a blistering 10-of-17 from the field and made 13 of 15 free throws for the Knicks, who built up a 10-point halftime advantage before getting outscored 35-17 in a dominant third quarter by Boston.

With the game tied in the final moments, Anthony drew a Marquis Daniels foul and made both free throws to give the Knicks a two-point advantage. The Celtics inbounded the ball and set up a play for Kevin Garnett, but his 14-footer missed the mark and the Knicks recovered the rebound.

Radon Rondo led the way with 31 points, 13 assists and five steals, who were forced to play without perennial All-Star Paul Pierce (heel).

Sasha Pavlovic started in his place but was largely ineffective, failing to register a shot in 15 minutes of action.

A'mare Stoudemire had 21 points and Toney Douglas chipped in with 19 for the Knicks.

Top Game Performances

Boston   New York
Rajon Rondo 31 Scoring Carmelo Anthony 37
Rajon Rondo 13 Assists Toney Douglas 4
Brandon Bass 11 Rebounds Carmelo Anthony 8
Rajon Rondo 9 Free Throws Made Carmelo Anthony 13
Rajon Rondo 5 Steals Toney Douglas 3
Jermaine O'Neal 2 Blocks Tyson Chandler 6

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston 104 51.3 2-5 24-31 28 41 5 7 19
New York 106 47.3 9-20 27-34 17 31 11 9 16

Upcoming Games

  • New York will play their next game on the road against Golden State. The Knicks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Celtics have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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