The New York Knicks had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 44-82 (53.7%) from the field, including 10-20 (50.0%) from three-point range, to drub the Boston Celtics, 114-88. This is the third consecutive victory for New York (18-27).
Carmelo Anthony scored 24 points on 8-15 shooting from the field (3-5 from behind the arc) and 5-7 from the free throw line. He registered 4 assists also. Other top performers for New York were J.R. Smith with 17 points and 5 assists, and Tyson Chandler with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Despite the loss, Jeff Green put up 14 points for Boston on 4-13 shooting, including 2-5 from behind the arc. He also tallied 7 rebounds.
The Knicks combined an eFG% of 59.8% with 50.0% 3-point shooting. They are undefeated (6-0) this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Celtics, on the other hand, are 1-5 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Boston (15-32) has now lost three consecutive games.
Coming up, the Knicks square off against the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are 16-29 on the season. The Celtics go up against the Philadelphia 76ers, currently sitting at 14-31 this year. The Knicks have a 0-1 record against Cleveland this season.