Despite a game-high 34 points to go along with eight assists from point guard Isaiah Thomas, the Boston Celtics dropped their fourth in a row Tuesday night, going down 120-114 to the New York Knicks.
Rookie center Kristaps Porzingis had a huge first quarter, scoring 16 points to open things up for the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony left the game in the third quarter due to a sprained right ankle.
Per the AP:
Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and the Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 120-114 on Tuesday night.
Jerian Grant scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and added eight assists in the best game of his rookie season as the Knicks held on despite losing Carmelo Anthony to a sprained right ankle seconds into the third quarter and Porzingis being limited to 27 minutes due to foul trouble.
“It was a good win. Definitely every guy that touched the floor helped us in some way, even if it was for a minute or two,” coach Derek Fisher said. “Jerian made plays for himself and other people and that really impacted the game in a major way.” […] Isaiah Thomas had 34 points for the Celtics, who lost their fourth straight. Jae Crowder scored 21.