RJ Barrett blew up Madison Square Garden by connecting the triple winner against the Boston Celtics with 1.5 seconds left in regulation time.
The Knicks staged an impressive comeback in the second half, overcoming a 24-point deficit to win by a final score of 105-108.
The other big star of the night was Evan Fournier with his new career scoring record of 41 points against his former team. The French guard hit a 15 of 25 in field goals and a remarkable 10 of 14 in triples; in addition to contributing 8 rebounds and 2 assists to his credit.
“It was a difficult shot, but every time I shoot a basket I think he’s going to go in,” said RJ Barrett to the middle. ESPN. “Honestly, I didn’t even see him because I fell ill. I didn’t see him come in. But from the reaction of the others I realized. So it was great, “he added.
Other highlights of the locals were Julius Randle with 22 points and 8 rebounds; Immanuel Quickley had 16 from the second unit, and the aforementioned Barrett had 13 points and 6 assists, albeit 4 of 15 at launch.
In the Celtics, who were ahead of the game until the last 2 minutes of the game, Jayson Tatum was the maximum exponent with 39 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists, including the basket tied at 105 in the final stretch; Dennis Schröder had 20 points from the second unit, and Jaylen Brown had 16 points and 7 rebounds.
It’s not just about the last play. It was all that led to it. We need some leadership. Someone who can calm down when things start to go wrong, “said Ime Udoka.
With their victory over Boston, the Knicks return to positions of Play-in with a 19-20 record. For their part, those from Massachusetts are eleventh in the table with a record of 18-21.
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