The Boston Celtics gave their worst performance of the 2020-21 NBA season in Sunday afternoon’s 105-75 loss to the New York Knicks at TD Garden.
The Knicks had their way with the C’s on the glass, earning a 53-43 rebounding advantage. New York also played with more energy and converted a higher share of second chance points and points off turnovers. Boston played sloppy basketball throughout the game and committed 17 turnovers.
The loss halts the Celtics win streak at five games. The win ended the Knicks’ losing streak at five games.
Julius Randle led the Knicks with 20 points and 12 rebounds. He was one of five Knicks players to score in double figures. Jaylen Brown paced the Celtics with 25 points.
Here’s a recap of the Celtics’ defeat.
FINAL SCORE: Knicks 105, Celtics 75
CELTICS’ RECORD: 8-4
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 11 points in the first quarter.
Daniel Theis throws down an alley-oop.
Celtics fans missed watching Kemba Walker attack the basket and finish at the rim.
Brad Stevens drew up an excellent after-timeout (ATO) play to create an easy alley-oop for Javonte Green.
A nice steal from Walker, who finds Brown with the behind-the-back pass in transition.
Walker got hit on his right side and went to the locker room, but he did return to the bench in the fourth quarter.