BOSTON — The Celtics climbed back to the .500 mark with ease on Tuesday night, cruising to a 110-89 win over the Knicks on the backs of their young stars. Jaylen Brown scored a game-high 23 points for the hosts, while Jayson Tatum added a career-high 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting. The duo helped Boston build a 25-point first half lead that was not seriously threatened for the final 36 minutes. Together, Brown and Tatum also became the youngest pair of Celtics to score 20-plus points in the same game.
Enes Kanter had a team-high 16 points and 19 rebounds for the Knicks. The Celtics improved to 2-2 with the victory and will head to Milwaukee to face the Bucks in a rematch on a nationally televised TNT broadcast Thursday.
GAME: No. 4 of 82: WHO: Celtics (1-2) vs. Knicks (0-2) WHEN: 7:30 EST WHERE: TD Garden RADIO: 98.5 the Sports Hub TV: NBC SPORTS BOSTON BOX SCORE: NBA.COM
PG: Kyrie Irving
SG: Jaylen Brown
SF: Jayson Tatum
PF: Al Horford
C: Aron Baynes
Inactive: Marcus Morris (knee) is out for the week but is shooting to make a return on Oct. 30 vs. San Antonio. Marcus Smart (ankles) is out. He will travel with the Celtics for their upcoming road trip to Milwaukee and Miami and remains day-to-day. Gordon Hayward (ankle) is out indefinitely.
Knicks PG: Ramon Sessions SG: Courtney Lee F: Tim Hardaway Jr. F: Kristaps Porzingis C: Enes Kanter
Inactives:Frank Ntilikina (ankle) is out. Joakim Noah is out due to suspension.