Final: Celtics 103, Knicks 101 — Tatum rescues Celtics down stretch

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Jayson Tatum may only be in his second NBA season but he continues to assert his will as an emerging top scoring option during crunch time. The 20-year-old lifted a shorthanded Celtics past a feisty Knicks team on Saturday night in Madison Square Garden, scoring six of his game-high 24 points in the final minute of regulation to push the visitors to a 103-101 win.

The Knicks had one final chance to tie the game after Tatum's heroics in the final seconds after an ill-advised foul on a desperation 3-pointer by Trey Burke. The Knicks point guard missed his first free throw attempt though and the hosts failed to corral the rebound of a miss as time expired.