New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics 1/28/2014 7:30PM


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(15-31) - (17-28)

Madison Square Garden, New York, NYMSG7:30 PM EST

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Injury Report
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, 1997Chris 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.

Recent meetings
December 13, 2013Despite 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, 2013The 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.


While Carmelo Anthony followed his record-setting performance with another impressive display, the New York Knicks' latest victory was more of an overall team effort.
Coach Mike Woodson is hoping to see that trend continue.
Seeking a third consecutive win, the Knicks look to avenge two earlier losses to the sputteringBoston Celtics as they continue a season-high eight-game homestand Tuesday night.
After breaking the franchise and current Madison Square Garden record with a career-best 62 points in Friday's 125-96 win over Charlotte, Anthony scored 35 as New York (17-27) beat the Lakers 110-103 on Sunday.
Four other Knicks scored in double figures, including Raymond Felton with 20 and Tim Hardaway Jr. with 18 off the bench. Fellow reserve J.R. Smith scored 16 and Tyson Chandler added 13 and 14 rebounds as New York held a 45-35 edge on the glass.
"Last year we had five guys that averaged in double figures and I've always wanted a team where you just didn't know where it was going to come from," Woodson said. "And we know Melo's going to get his, but we need everybody to be a part of the offense and touch the ball and feel good about themselves."
While Anthony will continue to carry the load, New York could benefit from getting Felton more involved. The Knicks are 8-3 when he scores at least 13 compared to 4-13 when he doesn't. They are also 5-11 when he doesn't play.
"He's a guy that, he just wants to win," Felton said of Anthony. "Sometimes he likes to take it on his shoulders, so we have to take some of that pressure off of him by hitting shots, by making plays offensively."
Anthony has been especially hot over a 12-game stretch at home, averaging 33.0 points while going 37 of 77 (48.1 percent) from 3-point range. He'll try to keep it going against the Celtics (15-31), who have held him to 35.9 percent shooting in taking both matchups this season.
The seven-time All-Star had 19 points in a 114-73 defeat Dec. 8, then scored 26 in a 90-86 road loss five nights later. Felton was held scoreless and missed all six of his shot attempts in the first meeting before sitting out the second due to injury.
Pulling out another win won't be easy for a Celtics team that's dropped 17 of 20 while shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc. Boston is coming off Sunday's 85-79 loss to Brooklyn, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett's first game back since getting traded last summer.
After averaging 22.3 points over the previous four games, Jeff Green managed eight and shot 2 of 13, including 1 of 7 from long distance. Jared Sullinger scored two on 1 of 7 from the field.
Rajon Rondo played a season-high 30 minutes in his fifth game back since returning from a torn ACL. He finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and eight assists but also committed six turnovers.
"It's actually progressing as we thought," coach Brad Stevens said. "He played more minutes, obviously, and that was by design. ... That probably helps him get a better rhythm when he's in the game.
"I still think he's (in) game five of exhibition season, and I think he'll continue to get better."
Rondo is averaging 18.4 points, 12.8 assists and 8.6 boards in his last five games against the Knicks.
Sullinger has scored a combined 40 points while shooting 68.2 percent in the season series.
The Celtics had dropped 10 straight on the road before beating Washington 113-111 in overtime Wednesday.

[h=4]Gameday Matchup[/h]


Avg Points94.796.2
Avg Points Allowed98.699.3
Home Record9-149-15
Road Record6-178-12
Current StreakL2W2
Last 102-85-5
Team Stats: Boston | New York

[h=4]Injury Report[/h]


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[h=4]Last 5 Games[/h]
BostonNew York
Jan 26 BKN Loss 85-79
Jan 24 OKC Loss 101-83
Jan 22 @WSH Win 113-111
Jan 21 @MIA Loss 93-86
Jan 19 @ORL Loss 93-91
Jan 26 LAL Win 110-103
Jan 24 CHA Win 125-96
Jan 22 PHI Loss 110-106
Jan 20 BKN Loss 103-80
Jan 17 LAC Loss 109-95
Complete Schedule: Boston | New York

[h=4]Depth Chart[/h]


PG P. Pressey 2.3R. Felton 11.1
SG G. Wallace 4.7P. Prigioni 3.5
SF J. Green 16.0I. Shumpert 7.2
PF J. Sullinger 12.6C. Anthony 27.2
C K. Humphries 7.7T. Chandler 8.0
View full depth chart: Boston | New York

[h=4]Team Stat Leaders[/h]


PointsJ. Green 16.0C. Anthony 27.2
ReboundsJ. Sullinger 7.8C. Anthony 9.0
AssistsR. Rondo 5.8R. Felton 5.5
StealsC. Johnson 1.5I. Shumpert 1.2
BlocksK. Humphries 1.0T. Chandler 1.5



We are 0-2 vs Boston .... this is a MUST-WIN game in MSG

J. Crawford had a field day on us in the first game .. the 2nd game Boston beat us with long-depth, 10 man rotation vs our (spot-minute) 8 man rotation.

Rondo (the energy leader) is back from injury for our 3rd meeting.
GO KNICKS !!!!!!


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Knicks are on a mission to destroy the celtics. I love it, run up the score. Shove it down their throats..bend over Boston...


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I need an MSG feed I hate hearing the boston callers whining about their team

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Al Iannazzone ‏@Al_Iannazzone 51s Knicks say Iman Shumpert has a sprained right shoulder and is questionable to return.


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Shump is out...:boohoo:

knicks medical staff is to blame for some of our injuries...we have too many injuries too often for it to be a coincidence.


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Another wear and tear injury that our incompetent medical staff have missed.

"Yes you can play. You're 100% healthy, no worries Kenyon"

..ooooppps. :boohoo: