Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the New York Knicks (NYK) vs Boston Celtics (BOS) on October 21, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Madison Square Garden.
The New York Knicks breaks the hearts of the Boston Celtics after a crucial double-overtime game in Madison Square Garden on their first games of the 75th season.
The Knicks manages to survive the red-hot Jaylen Brown who had 46 huge points for the Celtics and made eight three-point shots. Also, this is the most highest-scoring game of a Celtic on a season opener.
“My breathing felt irregular but fine for the most part,” Brown shared after the game. “Toward the end I could feel my heart beating through my chest.”
The Knicks were shooting 49% all throughout the game while shooting 38% from outside the three-point arc.
Julius Randle tallied 35 big points for the team. Not only that, but he could have also wrapped up the game with a triple-double as he had nine dishes and had eight rebounds. On the defensive end, he blocked three shots. Although he played very well, the big man needs to be much more careful handling the ball since he had seven turnovers. With him was the former Celtic, Evan Fournier, who sprinkled 32 markers against his old team. In addition, the Frenchman dropped six three-point shots and had six rebounds.
“At the end of the day, we found a way to win a game,” Julius Randle shared.
Kemba Walker, the former point guard of the opposing team, was able to hit three three-point shots. Overall, Walker added ten points for the team.
As for the Boston Celtics, they had a great game but were not able to deliver the win on their first matchup of the season.
Jayson Tatum had 20 points and eleven boards but was terrible in his shooting since he only managed to hit seven of his 30 attempts on the field and only converted 2 of his 15 three-point attempts.
“He carried us tonight,” Tatum shared his thoughts on his teammate’s magnificent performance. “Plays he was making, shots he was hitting, he was unbelievable and I wish I could have did my part.”
Grant Williams also delivered three three-pointers in the fourth quarter alone to help the team narrow up the lead of the Knicks. At the end of the game, he had 15 points and had five rebounds.
Knicks vs Celtics
29-35; 25-23; 32-24; 30-34; 12-12; 10-6
Knicks (138) – Randle 35, Fournier 32, Barrett 19, Toppin 14, Robinson 11
Celtics (134) – Brown 46, Tatum 20, Williams III 16, Williams 15, Smart 15