By Tristan Deschenes, 98.5 The Sports Hub contributor
The Boston Celtics trailed for most of the game, but the Celtics pulled away from the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter and secured a 113-104 win. The Celtics got their 14th win and improved to 14-5 on the season. Boston is now 3-0 against the Knicks in 2019-20.
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown carried the Celtics’ offense all game, combining for 58 points. Tatum finished the night with 30 and a career-high seven assists, while Brown scored 28 points and added five rebounds.
The Celtics trailed by nine points midway through the third quarter, but the Celtics outscored the Knicks 32-19 in the fourth to finish off the win.
Boston began its comeback with 7:15 left in the fourth. Jaylen Brown stepped into a three to put the Celtics down 93-92. After a quick Julius Randle basket, Semi Ojeleye tied the game with a three-pointer to make it 95-95 with 6:33 to go.
Jayson Tatum put the game out of reach after he hit a three pointer with 3:32 to go in the fourth. The triple gave the Celtics a 104-95 lead, and the basket concluded a decisive 17-2 Celtics run.
In their last meeting, Boston was out-rebounded 51-44 and needed a Tatum game-winner to defeat the Knicks. This time, the green held their own on the boards and out-rebounded the Knicks 44-39.
Julius Randle led the way for the Knicks with 26 points and five rebounds. Rookie R.J. Barrett also chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds.
Up Next: The Celtics will host the 14-5 Miami Heat on Wednesday.