Saturday, April 20, 2013
Knicks rally in the 4th to beat the Celtics 85-78
New York Knicks outscored the Boston Celtics 18-8 in the fourth quarter with red hot shooting from Carmello Anthony and JR Smith to beat the Celtics 85-78.
Scoring champion Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 36 points and JR Smith scored 15 points.
Anthony though he shot only 13 for 29 from the field he scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive baskets late in the period that finally gave the Knicks breathing room in a tight game.
The Celtics three costly turn over sealed their fate in the fourth quarter. Jeff Green scored 26 points 7 rebounds and 2 assists, Paul Pierce put up 21 points, and Kevin Garnett has an awful night with 4-12 shooting for just 8 points.
Game 2 is Tuesday night before the Celtics host Game 3 on Friday in what will be their first home game since the Boston Marathon bombings.