Knicks take winning streak to eight games after brushing Celtics aside.
Behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks extended their winning streak with a 108-89 win over the Boston Celtics.
That took their run to eight consecutive wins, and also sealed the season series over their Eastern Conference rivals for the first time since the 2003/04 season.
Six Knicks players scored double figures, with Anthony leading the way. Chris Copeland had 22 points off the bench, while Raymond Felton had 18 and J.R. Smith added 15 points and 12 rebounds.
Jeff Green led the way for Boston with 27 points, while Paul Pierce had 24 points and 15 boards. However, it wasn’t enough for Doc Rivers’ team as they trailed throughout and didn’t look likely of pulling off an upset against a resurgent New York.
They will hope to bounce back against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, while the Knicks head to Miami on Tuesday.