Clutch Marcus Smart Carries Boston Past New York
Marcus Smart came up with clutch hits as Boston Celtics prevailed over New York Knicks, 101-99, in the 2020-2021 NBA Season on Wednesday night at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Smart broke the final deadlock of the match with a triple with 32 seconds left before following it up with two free throw conversions to put the Celtics on top 99-93.
The Knicks made its last push at 96-93 on a three-pointer by Elfrid Payton but Jayson Tatum answered with two free throws to seal the victory for the Celtics.
Smart finished the game with 17 points to go along with nine assists and four rebounds as the Celtics bounced back from a defeat to improve to 26-26 win-loss slate.
Jaylen Brown tallied double-double 32 points and 10 rebounds, while Tatum contributed 25 markers, 10 boards and five assists as Robert Williams hauled 10 rebounds to go with four points for Boston.
RJ Barrett top-scored with 29 points, Julius Randle chipped in 22 markers, while Derrick Rose contributed 11 points as the Knicks dropped to 25-27 slate.