New York 89, Boston 91

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, February 3, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #75 Eric Dalen, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New York 28 27 17 17 89
Boston 27 22 20 22 91

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 8-15 4-7 4-8 L2
Boston 12-10 8-6 4-4 W3

Recap


Paul Pierce scored 30 points and Kevin Garnett reached a major rebounding milestone as the Boston celtics held on to beat the visiting New York Knicks 91-89 on Friday night.

Leading by one late in the game, Boston thought it had taken a 93-89 lead after Pierce knocked down a 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining. Referees overturned the basket after ruling that the attempt was made after the shot clock had expired.

Carmelo Anthony missed a long jumper that would have given the Knicks the lead and Pierce grabbed the rebound, taking a foul and making one of two free throws. New York had one final chance to force overtime, but Steve Novak's 20-footer was off the mark.

Garnett pulled down his 10,000th career defensive rebound in the first quarter, joining Karl Malone and Robert Parish as the only players in league history to reach the plateau. He finished with 15 points and eight boards.

Ray Allen scored nine of his 14 points late in the fourth quarter while Rajon Rondo returned from an eight-game injury absence to post seven points, seven assists and five rebounds.

Carmelo Anthony had 26 points to pace the Knicks, who have dropped nine of 11. Tyson Chandler added 20 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Top Game Performances

New York   Boston
Carmelo Anthony 26 Scoring Paul Pierce 30
Carmelo Anthony 6 Assists Rajon Rondo 7
Tyson Chandler 11 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 8
Carmelo Anthony 9 Free Throws Made Paul Pierce 10
Tyson Chandler 4 Steals Rajon Rondo 2
Jared Jeffries 2 Blocks Brandon Bass 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 89 42.5 3-15 18-21 19 37 7 12 16
Boston 91 40.8 10-20 19-25 21 40 6 4 20

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Memphis. The Celtics have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against New Jersey. The Knicks have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .286 after a loss.
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