Knicks takeaways from Saturday’s 133-118 loss to Celtics, including not enough defense late
The Knicks lost to the Boston Celtics 133-118 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden.
Here are the takeaways…
– After two quick threes by the Celtics, the Knicks found themselves in an early 6-0 hole. New York found their footing but Boston couldn’t miss from deep early, leading 15-5 with 8:37 left in the quarter.
– A 10-0 Knick run evened things up at 15 before both teams traded baskets until the end of the quarter. After one, the Knicks trailed 32-29 after Evan Fournier drained a three with 1.2 seconds remaining.
– Boston began the second quarter on an 11-0 run to extend their lead to 14 points. But similar to the first quarter, the Knicks righted the ship and got to within one point with 2:17 left in the half after an RJ Barrett dunk.
– New York took a brief 66-65 lead with 10.2 seconds left after Barrett hit his second straight three. A Derrick White tip-in as time expired gave Boston a one-point lead going into halftime.
– After the break, the offenses kept up the up-tempo pace as both teams wouldn’t miss. The Celtics’ lead reached seven points but time and time again the Knicks had an answer.
– With 4:47 left in the quarter, Derrick Rose‘s three-pointer brought the Knicks to within 89-88 but after three quarters, New York trailed 101-96.
– The Knicks kept it within reach midway through the fourth quarter but a quick offensive spurt by the Celtics gave them an 11-point lead. New York brought it to within four points on Julius Randle‘s three-point play and just under five minutes to play.
– After that, Boston finished the game on a 17-6 run and won 133-118.
The Knicks hit the road to take on the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday, Nov. 7 at 9:15 p.m.
Source: Yahoo Sports