The Boston Celtics defeated the New York Knicks 100-91 on Sunday night at the TD Garden, giving them a 4 game win streak and moving them up to 6th place in the Eastern Conference.
Isaiah Thomas was Boston's leading scorer with 21 points, and also shined in several other areas, including 6 assists and grabbing 8 rebounds despite being surrounded by New York's bigs. Check out IT4 getting fancy with a half-spin fake and then hitting a floater over Kristaps Porzingis:
Isaiah Thomas with a half-spin fake before nailing the jumper for @celtics on @NBATV! #NYKatBOS #NBARapidReplay https://t.co/q3uG3dTtn7— NBA (@NBA) December 28, 2015
Also scoring in double figures were Evan Turner (19 points, including the sweet lay-up below), Jae Crowder (18 points), and Kelly Olynyk (11 points).
Evan Turner with the up and under layup. pic.twitter.com/OSKNfTNWU9— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 28, 2015
Marcus Smart returned to the line-up for the first time since injuring his leg on November 20th, scoring 6 points and notching 3 rebounds in 13 minutes of playing time. You definitely couldn't tell that he was coming off an injury when he made sunk this floater and got the and-1 to score his first points of the game:
Full game highlights above (courtesy of XimoPierto2 on YouTube), box score below.
|Boston Celtics (18-13)|
|pos||min||fgm-a||3pm-a||ftm-a||+/-||off reb||def reb||tot||ast||pf||st||to||bs||ba||pts|
|T. Rozier||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|J. Young||DNP - Coach's Decision|
|42.4%||40.0%||69.0%||team rebs: 9||total to: 10|