Youth was a good thing about the appearance, but it did not serve the Knicks well in their last minutes against the Celtics. So there was little reason for Boston to panic when trailing by nine points in the third quarter.
Kemba Walker had 15 parts and 10 assists, Enes Kanter contributed 11 parts and 11 rebounds, and Brad Wanamaker also scored 11 parts for Boston.
NY aims to stop its five-game skid when the Knicks take on Boston. Kevin Knox's long jumper establish the Knicks forward 72-63 with 7: 20 left in the interval, their ideal lead of the game. "I'm sure we'll get more information in the next couple hours". "It's a long year". The Knicks were still up 93-87 in the fourth, but the Celtics had a 17-2 run to take the lead forever. Semi Ojeleye's 3-pointer tied the score at 95-95, Brown followed with a steal and layup, Tatum hit a free throw, and Walker and Tatum hit consecutive 3-pointers to cap the run. Randle missed a 3-pointer on the Knicks' next possession, after which coach David Fizdale called timeout. "When you have a lead, you gotta get shots on goal".
Brown's bucket with 1: 39 left gave Boston its ideal lead of the game, 110-99.
The teams were tied 58-58 after a first half in which they combined for 10 ties and 17 lead changes.
"It hurts when we cannot play significant minutes", said Fizdale of Robinson, who had six points, five rebounds and no shots blocked in 19 minutes.More news: Black Widows past comes to light in prequel: Watch new teaser trailer
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Celtics: Other than a 14-point loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in the season opener, every other Boston defeat this season has been by five points or less. NY never got closer than six the rest of the way. NY has lost five straight games against Boston.
They lost Sunday to the Celtics, 113-104, at Madison Square Garden, though that was not surprising.
Along with the worse record, the Knicks, unlike last season, have let the veterans take control of the rotation. Smart suffered a torn oblique at the end of last season that kept him out through the first round of the playoffs, as well as the first three games of Boston's Eastern Conference semifinal against the Milwaukee Bucks. Only Randle has started the 20 games for the Knicks, who have presented 11 different headlines so far. Nine different Boston players have gotten at least one start. Marcus Morris, from NY, had started the first 19 but missed Sunday's game with cervical spasms.
But there must be a moment, as soon as possible, when the Knicks begin to play with a level of maturity where they can play games like the one that escaped them against the Celtics.
With rookie RJ Barrett, 19, Kevin Knox , Frank Ntilikina  and Mitchell Robinson  considered the foundation of the franchise, the Knicks can certainly claim to be a team with many "kids" " on the list.