Knicks Fall to Celtics 105-101 Despite 27 by Stoudemire by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

Rajon Rondo had a triple double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and 24 assists, 4 shy of the franchise record held by Bob Cousy, as The Boston Celtics handed the New York Knicks their first loss of the season. Amar’e Stoudemire led the Knicks with 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 blocks in the loss, while Wilson Chandler added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks off the bench. Rookie Landry Fields had his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Raymond Felton had 17 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. Toney Douglas added 12 off the bench. Danilo Gallinari continued to struggle, going 0-6 from the field, finishing with 2 points.

The Boston Celtics dominated the boards, out-rebounding the Knicks 54-38. The Celtics were led by Paul Pierce, who had 25 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists, while Kevin Garnett had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Boston’s other two starters, Shaquille O’Neal and Ray Allen were in double figures as well, with 10 and 12, respectively, while Glenn Davis came off the bench to score 16.

The Knicks have their home opener tonight at 7:30pm against the Portland Trailblazers.

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2 Responses to Knicks Fall to Celtics 105-101 Despite 27 by Stoudemire by Derrel “Jazz” Johnson

  1. I think the Knicks have a shot at making the playoffs however I believe that coaching and GM changes will have to take place for that to happen. Amare is a great player but he doesn’t have enough help. Barring injury I expect the Celtics to take the eastern conference. The Heat are at least 2 years away.

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