The Celtics (4-8) fell to the Knicks (5-9) 101-77 tonight at the Garden. Boston dropped its second straight game and was unable to get its first three-game home winning streak of the season.
The third quarter was Boston’s undoing against the Knicks. The Celtics scored just 14 points in the period and trailed by 20 heading into the fourth. Boston’s second unit of Rajon Rondo, Leon Powe, Tony Allen, Gerald Green, and Brian Scalabrine could not help the Celtics climb out of that hole.
Paul Pierce had just 12 points for the Celtics. Steve Francis led the Knicks with 22 points.
Fan No. 1: “We should have won that game.”
Fan No. 2: “What, this one?”
Check back here in a bit for postgame comments from the Celtics locker room.