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Venue TV TIME Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 12:00 PM EST
New York Knicks
Boston Celtics Tyson Chandler - Non-Displaced Fracture of the Right Fibula (OUT) Rajon Rondo - Torn ACL, Right Knee (OUT) Kenyon Martin - Sore ankle (OUT) Kelly Olynyk - Right Ankle Sprain (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
December 8, 2001 Jeff Van Gundy resigns as head coach, after leading Knicks to 248 wins (third-highest in franchise history), two trips to the Conference Finals, and the 1999 Eastern Conference Championship.
March 31, 2013 For the second time in the last seven days, New York handled Boston defeating them again by double-digits, this time a 108-89 victory at Madison Square to take the season series versus Boston for the first time since 2003-04. New York was led by Carmelo Anthony’s 24 points and 10 rebounds over 27 minutes for his sixth double-double of the seasons and his second in a row. J.R. Smith posted 15 points and 12 rebounds over 33 minutes for his sixth double-double of the season. Raymond Felton added 18 points and four assists over 31 minutes. Boston was paced by Jeff Green’s 27 points and four rebounds over 35 minutes. Paul Pierce recorded 24 points and 15 rebounds in 32 minutes. New York has now won three straight versus Boston. March 26, 2013 New York, behind 50 points in the paint and 29 second chance points, dominated the Boston Celtics 110-85 at the TD Garden. This was the first time since the 2003-04 season that the Knicks defeated the Celtics twice in the regular season in Boston. J.R. Smith posted a team high 32 points on 13-24 shooting to lead the Knicks in the victory. Carmelo Anthony recorded 29 points and a team high eight rebounds over 36 minutes. Boston was paced by Jeff Green’s 19 points and 10 rebounds over 39 minutes. Paul Pierce recorded 16 points and six rebounds over 36 minutes. New York pulled away in the second quarter outscoring Boston 30-20 behind 11 points from Smith. Boston unable to forge a comeback in the second half, as New York held Boston to 16 fourth quarter points.