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New York Knicks Can’t Keep Up with the Boston Celtics in 116-102 Loss

The New York Knicks entered Saturday night looking to start a winning streak after snapping a losing streak on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics were looking to win their eighth straight game. The Knicks ended up being no match for the Celtics as the Celtics won 116-102.

In the first half, the Knicks did keep up with the Celtics despite being outmanned as Julius Randle, OG Anunoby, and Mitchell Robinson are still out. Jalen Brunson was the highlight for the Knicks scoring 34 points on 12-25 shooting from the field and was 4-9 on three-pointers. Jaylen Brown had 30 points, former Knick Kristaps Porzingis had 22 points, and Jayson Tatum had 19 points and led the domination for the Celtics.

At halftime, the Celtics led by just four. The Celtics then went on to dominate the second half, going on separate 9-0 and 10-0 runs. They shot 58 percent from the floor, 43 percent from three-point range, and outscored the Knicks 58-38 in the paint. Bojan Bogdanovic’s jumper in the fourth quarter put the Knicks deficit at nine, and they went on a 13-2 run after that. However, New York then had some turnovers, and Boston took advantage of those turnovers to put the game out of reach for the Knicks. The Celtics have won all four games against the Knicks.

With the win, the Celtics are now 45-12 and are still in first place in the Eastern Conference. New York is now 34-23 and in fourth place in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks host the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

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