I.T. gets 27, Horford & Smart with big help, K.O. & Crowder add 16 and C's defense seal the deal (videos)
Isaiah Thomas had team-high 27 points on the night with nine points coming in fourth quarter as the Celtics beat the Knicks on Christmas Day 2016. Solid game for Isaiah who always dreamed about playing on Christams and shared some love to his parents in a post-game interview.
Al Horford posted 15 points, five assists and three steals as well as two blocks, including very important stop on Kristaps Porzingis to seal the deal for the Celtics. Big-man had also the best dunk in the game as he soared through the paint to throw it down on Porzingis.
Marcus Smart played a lot as a point guard in the post and had the best +/- on the team, finishing the nigh with +17. What's more important, he hit a big clutch three in the last minute to give the Celtics lead. Overall, Smart scored 15 points to go with seven dimes and some great defense on his own.
Kelly Olynyk came off the bench and provided nice offensive spark for the Boston as he scored 16 points on 7/9 shooting, icnluding 2/3 from downtown. Nice to see K.O. playing with that kind of energy and confidence!
Jae Crowder hit 16 points as well, scorching Knicks in the second quarter when he made three after three after three to get the Celtics ahead of New York's team. Crowder also played some good defense on Melo who shot 9 on 24 from the field.
And last but not least, check out some best defensive highlights from this year's Christamas game, including a clutch steal from the 1st All-Defensive teamer Avery Bradley!
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