Celtics

Final: Celtics 101, Knicks 99- a hard-fought win

WHO: Celtics (25-26) vs. Knicks (25-26)
WHEN: 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: TD Garden
RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub
TV: NBC Sports Boston

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS

Celtics
G: Marcus Smart
G: Romeo Langford
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Robert Williams III

Knicks
G: Elfrid Payton
G: Reggie Bullock
SF: RJ Barrett
PF: Julius Randle
C: Nerlens Noel

LIVE COVERAGE, by John Karalis

Fourth quarter

  • The Celtics were scoreless in the quarter until a Romeo Langford 3 at the 9:17 mark
  • New York opened the quarter on a 7-3 run to open up a 7 point lead
  • Celtics get it down to 2 after a Jayson Tatum 3
  • Tristan Thompson is playing amazingly well for guy coming off the COVID protocol. His defense has keyed a 7-0 run that has given the Celtics a lead
  • Marcus Smart made two big offensive plays, hitting a wide open 3 and then catching a Tatum airball and putting it in
  • The Celtics are attacking and most of their baskets late in this quarter are coming at the rim
  • This is a fantastic win. This is a rare gut-check win for this team.

Third quarter