The Boston Celtics took quality shots in this one, going 39-72 (54.2%) from the field, including 14-25 (56.0%) from three-point range, to crush the New York Knicks, 114-73. Boston (10-12) has now won three in a row.
Jordan Crawford scored 23 points on 8-14 shooting, including 6-12 on 3-point attempts, in a strong performance. Boston also got solid performances from Brandon Bass with 16 points and 8 rebounds, Jeff Green with 16 points and 6 rebounds, and Avery Bradley with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Carmelo Anthony put up 19 points for New York on 5-15 shooting from the field and 8-10 from the free throw line.
Along with their eFG% of 63.9%, the Celtics connected at a rate of 56.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (5-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Knicks are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Coming up next, the Celtics battle the Brooklyn Nets, who are 6-14 on the year. The Knicks meet the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently 7-13 this season.