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Wait...haven't we seen this game already? The Celtics again build up a comfortable, but certainly not insurmountable lead only to have that lead whittled away resulting in another win against an inferior opponent that was needlessly close.

  • A relatively even first quarter (both teams at one point had a 7/8ish point lead) was followed by a second quarter where the Celtics second unit absolutely dominated.
  • The 2nd unit of House, Ray, TA, BBD and Powe did a great job on both ends of the floor, particularly the undersized front court of Leon and Baby.
  • Leon was unstoppable in the second quarter against the Knicks' "bigs"
  • Rajon was visibly more aggressive tonight, a good sign however he's not back to the point that "You Got Rondo'd" chants will be filling the rafters
  • Perk also played very well tonight, including a very un-lazer-like turnaround bank jumper at a key point in the 4th quarter. Very nice Beast.
  • And who hit the key shot of the night? Brian Scalabrine. Good for Scal, who started for the suspended Garnett
  • Paul Pierce took over yet again in the clutch to save our bacon (along with the dagger from Scals!)
  • Could someone please explain to me the circumstances under which Quentin Richardson thinks he has any reason to talk smack to Paul Pierce? I don't get it. He's awful.
  • Wilson Chandler is clearly the best player on the Knicks. Amazing.
  • Stephon Marbury played 0 minutes (inactive) but made the most money of the Knicks players. (gpowell with the line)

Box Score and quarter splits after the jump


Final - 11.18.2008 1 2 3 4 Total
New York Knicks 28 19 30 24 101
Boston Celtics 26 30 33 21 110

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BOSTON CELTICS
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Paul Pierce, SF 35 5-13 2-4 10-13 0 8 8 2 1 0 3 1 22
Brian Scalabrine, PF 21 3-5 2-3 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 4 8
Kendrick Perkins, C 27 7-9 0-0 2-6 4 4 8 3 0 3 4 3 16
Ray Allen, SG 42 5-14 0-3 5-5 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 0 15
Rajon Rondo, PG 28 7-11 0-0 1-2 1 7 8 7 2 0 2 2 15
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Leon Powe, PF 28 6-9 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 1 0 1 0 1 14
Eddie House, SG 21 3-6 1-3 1-1 0 5 5 3 2 0 0 2 8
Tony Allen, SG 18 3-6 0-0 0-1 0 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 6
Glen Davis, PF 19 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 5 6
Kevin Garnett, PF DNP SUSPENDED BY LEAGUE
Gabe Pruitt, PG DNP COACH'S DECISION
Patrick O'Bryant, C DNP COACH'S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
42-79 5-13 21-30 9 36 45 22 7 8 13 20 110
53.2% 38.5% 70.0% Team TO (pts off): 14 (14)

(AP Photo/Winslow Townson)