The Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks 99-75 just two days after blowing a 25-point lead to them. Unlike Thursday night’s loss, Boston was able to jump out to a big lead and maintain control of the game throughout the second half, thanks to Jaylen Brown and his huge effort.
Brown recorded his first career triple-double with a stat line of 21 points, 11 boards, and 11 assists. He shot an impressive 9-for-15 from the floor and didn’t force any unnecessary shot attempts.
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The ball movement for Boston looked great all night which is something they’ve been criticized for not doing enough of this year. The Cs finished with 26 assists on 36 made baskets which included a few plays where the ball moved quickly through everyone before finding the open man for an easy bucket.
The Celtics’ defense really picked it up after the first quarter and held the Knicks to under 20 points in each of the final three quarters. They also held the Knicks to 37 percent shooting and Robert Williams III played a major part in that.
Williams finished with four blocks tonight, which comes after his incredible seven-block performance the other night. Even when he wasn’t blocking shots he was contesting everything at the rim and made New York work for everything inside.
A well-deserved win for the Celtics who look to keep the momentum going as they face the Indiana Pacers on Monday night in Boston.