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Venue TV TIME Madison Square Garden, New York, NY MSG 7:30 PM EST
New York Knicks
Boston Celtics Andrea Bargnani - Torn Ligament, Left Elbow (OUT) Jerryd Bayless - Sprained Left Big Toe (DAY2DAY) Kenyon Martin - Sprained Left Ankle and Tendinitis (OUT) Avery Bradley - Sprained Right Ankle (OUT) Amar'e Stoudemire - Sprained Left Ankle and Bone Bruise (OUT)
Today in Knicks history
January 28, 1997 Chris Childs three-point bomb with :08.4 left is the difference as the Knicks defeat Boston 109-107 at Madison Square Garden. It was the Knicks 15th straight home win and 18th straight win over the Celtics.
December 13, 2013 Despite erasing from a 17-point first half deficit, New York couldn’t hold onto an 11-point lead in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics defeated the Knicks for the second time in a week, 90-86 at TD Garden. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 26 points and four rebounds over 42 minutes. Andrea Bargnani recorded 22 points and a team high seven rebounds. Amar’e Stoudemire added 18 points off the bench. Boston was paced by Jared Sullinger’s 19 points and six rebounds over 31 minutes. Brandon Bass added 10 points and eight rebounds. December 8, 2013 The Boston Celtics walked into Madison Square Garden and got an easy wire-to-wire victory over the New York Knicks 114-73 at Madison Square Garden. The game was never in doubt for the Celtics who raced out to a 12-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game all while holding the Knicks to 11 points total in the first quarter. New York was unable to cut the lead to single digits while trailing by as much as 45 as they suffered its worst home loss in 11 years. Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks for the 19th time this season in points with 19 over 32 minutes. Amar’e Stoudemire posted a season high 17 points off the bench. Boston was paced by a total team effort, with all five starters recording double-figure in points and six in total reaching the double-digit mark.