Celtics vs. Knicks: Score and Twitter Reaction from Christmas Day 2016

December 25th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

The New York Knicks trotted into Sunday's Christmas matinee against the Boston Celtics looking to extend their winning streak to three games, but the visitors had other ideas.

With their sights set on washing away memories of a tough loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, the Celtics dispatched the Knicks 119-114 at Madison Square Garden thanks to a go-ahead three-pointer by Marcus Smart with 47 seconds remaining.

Smart's long-range conversion came on the heels of a 16-3 New York run that tied the game at 112 after the Knicks had trailed by nine points with less than two-and-a-half minutes to go, via the NBA:

Boston's Isaiah Thomas starred with 27 points and four assists, while Kelly Olynyk and Smart came up large with 16 and 15 points, respectively, off the bench.

Then there was Al Horford, who operated deftly below the free-throw line, recording 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one monster tomahawk dunk over Kristaps Porzingis:

Speaking of New York's stretchy big, Porzingis scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting to go with 12 board ...

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