Julius Randle scored 35 points as the Knicks overcame a career-high 46 from Jaylen Brown and outlasted the Celtics 138-134 in double overtime.
The Knicks escaped opening night with a win, beating the Boston Celtics 138-134 in double overtime on Wednesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) Julius Randle scored 35 points, Evan Fournier made the go-ahead 3-pointer in the second overtime and added 32 against his former team, and the New York Knicks outlasted Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics 138-134 on Tuesday night. Brown scored a career-high 46 points after overcoming a bout of COVID-19 and Jayson Tatum had the biggest basket of his awful opener with a three-point play that gave Boston a 134-133 lead with 1:05 remaining. Fournier then hit his fourth 3-pointer of the overtimes with 56 seconds to go and Derrick Rose finished it off with a basket with 22 seconds to play as the Knicks finally put away a game they seemed to have won much earlier.