Celtics edged out Knicks to get closer to playoff spots

With Josh richardson as top scorer, Boston Celtics were imposed on the New York Knicks for 114-107 at TD Garden.

The ex Dallas mavericks was dispatched with his best performance since reaching the green team: 27 points (9/14 field), including the triple that sentenced the victory with 33 seconds remaining, in addition to 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 32 minutes of play.

Jason Tatum and Jaylen brown, for their part, they combined for 48 points, despite not having their most efficient night (8/26 in triples). Payton pritchard took advantage of the absence of Dennis Schröder and contributed 16 points, while Robert williams he finished with 15 units and 8 recoveries.

On the side of the visiting cast, decimated by the losses of Derrick Rose, Obi Toppin, Immanuel quickley and RJ Barrett, among others, the highlight was the return to the rotation after nine games of Kemba walker. The point guard played 37 minutes and added 29 points.

What’s more, Evan fournier He had a great game again against his former team: 32 points (54% from the field) and 6 rebounds. Julius Randle flirted with the triple-double (20-9-7), but made just 6 of his 19 field attempts.

Boston (15-15) climbed to eighth position in the Eastern Conference and fell within a victory of sixth place, currently held by Charlotte Hornets, which is the last to grant direct access to the playoffs. New York (13-17) lost eight of its last ten games and fell to twelfth place.

Other matches of the day:

Brooklyn Nets 93 – 100 Orlando Magic

Toronto Raptors 119 – 100 Golden State Warriors

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