Final Score: Knicks 114, Celtics 88

The Knicks defeated the Celtics, 114-88, on Tuesday night.

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You know those games that feel like a video game? This was that game for the Knicks. There were alley-oops, threes dropping like crazy and big blocks.

The Knicks dominated from the start, leading 31 to 15 after the first quarter. They led by as much as 30 in the latter stages of the game.

Despite sitting much of the 3rd and 4th quarters, Carmelo Anthony finished with 24 points on 8-for-15 from the field.

The supporting cast came up big for the Knicks. Every single player who played in the game scored at least two points. Beno Udrih was the only dressed player to not play.

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This was a fun game to watch if you’re a Knicks fan. They blew out the Celtics from the start, jumping out to a big lead on the backs of Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and J.R. Smith. As well as the Knicks played, the Celtics looked absolutely horrendous. Rajon Rondo scored only seven points (five assists) and Jeff Green continued his miserable shooting streak, shooting 4 for 13.

The Knicks had everything working from an offensive perspective tonight. They were hitting shots from all over the court. Specifically, J.R. Smith had a great game, scoring 17 to go along with Tim Hardaway Jr.’s 16. Even Jeremy Tyler, helped by the huge lead, scored 17 points on a very efficient 7 for 9. The great offensive show led to some great defense as they team recorded 9 steals and 7 blocked shots. Anthony had four of the steals.

Tyson Chandler also had a great game, scoring a double double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. A few of those 12 points came off of alley oop assists from Smith who had the lob working brilliantly. Smith finished the game with 5 assists.

In the blowout, it was nice to see Mike Woodson pull his front line troops out. With the team up by 27, Anthony, Felton and Chandler sat out the entire fourth quarter, getting some much needed rest. Anthony finished playing just over 28 minutes, the second fewest of the season.

There were also two injuries in the game. Kenyon Martin, who was returning to the court after missing 10 games, left in the second quarter after aggravating his leg. Earlier in the game, Iman Shumpert left with what the team is calling a sprained shoulder. We will have updates on those two tomorrow morning.


The Knicks continue the home stand on Thursday against the Cleveland Cavaliers at 8pm




106 comments
tifoso6
tifoso6

There are two people to blame for the mess we have.  Grunewald for the Bargs trade.   And Woodson for playing Bargs when it is obvious that he screws the whole team up as a PF>  I would give him ten minutes only as a back-up center.   The question is how do we get rid of him, meaning Bargs

dagawd
dagawd

Go knicks..............

rjv3
rjv3

Only a handful of games so far, but I love seeing THJR and Tyler getting more burn!

ponzies86
ponzies86

Tyler, Hardaway needs more and more minutes! 

Juan Maldonado
Juan Maldonado

How long have we signed Tyler for? Do we have him next year

jimorrison
jimorrison

so if jeremy tyler plays like he did today.. agressive, efficient and with good defense...

then when stat and bargain return how will we find minutes for him? because I want to see more of this guy on the court.

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Knicks finally resemble last years Knicks, guess small ball is the answer.

ek77
ek77

Where are these Shumpert stories coming from?   It looked like he was hurt to me...

ponzies86
ponzies86

Knicks looking good playing with energy, glad to see the guards attack and hitting their shots helping Melo out on the offensive end tonight, Hopefully this continues. Melo has potential to average 27, 9, 5-7 (assists) a night if his supporting cast can show up every night. 

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

I would assume that if Shump and Beno aren't on the plane to Milwaukee, that would confirm a trade. We should know tomorrow.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

This was the most cohesive team offense I have seen from the Knicks this season. They actually played pretty basketball tonight. JR is such an enigma. He played like 6th MOY tonight. Not just hitting shots, but passing beautifully and busting his a--

on D. Jeremy Tyler has got game. I hope he continues to get significant minutes. The guy crashes the glass and he can shoot the mid range jumper.

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

wow people going way overboard on the Shump situation, he did get hurt, they showed it on the replay, the knicks were up big so there was no need to return, im sure he spent the entire rest of the game getting treatment, so why hang around to be interviewed. not to mention with social media no way a trade can be made and nobodygets the scoop

rgm891
rgm891

According to google, both kyle lowry and felton weight 205 pounds. Who knows how much that fluctuates throughout the course of the day.  

Oscar Serna
Oscar Serna

if the knicks are going to make a trade, throw in andrea and leave shump alone

saintknick
saintknick

Houston, Mills, Dolan, a doctor, and asst GM all go to the locker room?


Beno leaves with "flu like symptoms" that were somehow not bad enough to keep him from sitting on the bench but became worse enough to GO HOME?


Shump has a minor injury, is questionable, then out entirely, then storms out without talking to the press?


UH OH....


Looks like Isaiah Thomas is coming back to MSG! 

brookdon
brookdon

Celtics Blog Highlights!!

" Love beating the Knicks.

Next to LA and MIA, no other team I love to beat than the knickerbockers."

"Pablo Prigioni is the Argentinian Derek Fisher"

" Ugh, hate Pablo. He is tied with Smith for my least favorite Knick.

Also, I’m not very excited to see Spike Lee tonight either. Man, the Knicks are just the worst."

" Not sure which announcer is more annoying the Miami one or the one for the Knicks"

" uh oh, good jr smith is on right now"

" Can't score or defend..hmm

I miss AB’s defense tonight..we’re gonna suck this game and I do not want to lose to the Knicks"

"Jeremy Tyler going straight to the hall of fame along with EArl Barron lol"

" It's been garbage time from the start...

the 4th Q is collection time for more garbage"

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

Frank Isola 

Suddenly Beno has been listed as "ill, not available" by the Knicks. That could be code for he's getting traded.

diehard
diehard

@Sandro_Guedez I  think we should keep Chandler he would be a good mentor for the young bigs. He is a championship caliber center.

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez...kinda agree , but you cant lose hope for THIS season , because there is some chance the Knicks start clicking and getting heathly for the playoffs ,,,and at the same time , Imagine if the HEAT (wade?) or Indiana has a significant injury in the later part of the year . .....I would go with a fullforce knicks over a injured/depleted indy/miami team.

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...chandler and jr for a 1st rounder (unless its a top8) and expiring is a lil too short of an offer for the knicks to take up .

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Huh? They have 2 more home games before going to MIL

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@OLDKNICK Yup, besides consistent PG play, wee neded real solid production from the 2 spot...iman needs to get it together.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Not true at all O. K. I don't know his height, but Lowry is way more slender. He is also light years better than Felton, in every aspect of the game.

saintknick
saintknick

@OLDKNICK Who cares....


Lowry is a good defender. Not great, but good - much better than ray ray. He's a better creator and can be deadly outside if he gets open looks.  He's not a top 8 pg, but is just outside of that. He's not as good as he's been this year (contract year) but he's still enough to run a team where there is a volume scorer who you run the team through.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLDKNICK Wait till he ever becomes a Knick, he'll be fat, overweight, a cancer, and not nearly good enough to start.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Annoying announcers from Miami and NY. LMAO! Has anyone ever listened to a Celtic broadcast? Tommy Heinson is the worst homer I've ever heard. All he does is whine about calls that the Celtics don't get. He is as annoying as Hawk Harrelson of the White Sox.

rkj473
rkj473

@Knicks_Fanatic Beno got sick from constantly being thrown under the bus.


Or could just be sick of Woodson.

brookdon
brookdon

When has God ever been a Knicks fan?

Dev Rangam
Dev Rangam

The way Lowry is playing a 1st is guaranteed in any deal

bigdishing
bigdishing

That's a deal breaker. Can't give both for a few month rental. 

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez..I'll be honest ....with the way Rondo is still playing right now ,,,i would be hesistant to give BOS that .

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez....if its for a PG UPgrade .....i would do the chandler/jr deal ASAP ...........Bledsoe ?? one can dream !

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez...rather wait out the rest of the year ,,,and then try to get rid of 2 big expiring contracts over the summer (bargs,stat).

manchu
manchu

@Sandro_Guedez

In this rare occasion I agree with Sandro lol. If you can jettison Chandler for a 1st rounder in the upcoming draft you do it. I like Chandler but the immune system compromised center is fragile as can be and is probably a cold away from being out for the season with H1N1 lol. If Tyler can work on that jumper and hit it with consistency ala Amare he could be a diamond in the rough. He needs some polish but I like what I see from him thus far.

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez  ...I would take out chandler and put amare/JR package for first rounder/epirings right near the trade deadline .....think Pho would bite  ?..that would be ideal.


..PHO has Len and Plumlee @ .the C spot..........and freakin FRYE as their PF .

zebeto
zebeto

@Sandro_Guedez I get wher your coming from....and like i said kinda agree....but I just dont see the hurry in doing such DEAL at the moment , since it wont really change much of our destiny anyways for this season...............jr and chandler have been playing good the last few games and it can possibly continue.



...Granger is already done (IMO) ....i was more refering for a player like Hibbert or Paul George goes down for the Pacers.......Knicks would most definatly beat them if that occurs (with the way knicks look like they r clicking)