How to watch Knicks vs. Celtics basketball game
By Scout Staff
3 min read
Through 3 Quarters
The Boston Celtics are on the road but looking no worse for wear. They have emerged as the frontrunner after three quarters and are ahead of the New York Knicks 84-77.
The Celtics have been led by small forward Jayson Tatum, who so far has 23 points and seven assists in addition to six boards. Shooting guard Evan Fournier has led the way so far for New York, as he has shot 7-for-11 from beyond the arc and has recorded 28 points and six rebounds.
the Knicks have lost 85% of the time when they were down heading into the fourth quarter this season, so this one seems just about wrapped up
Boston @ New York
Current Records: Boston 18-20; New York 18-20
What to Know
The Boston Celtics have enjoyed the comforts of home their last four games, but now they must head out on the road. Boston and the New York Knicks will face off in an Atlantic Division battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday at Madison Square Garden. New York should still be feeling good after a victory, while the Celtics will be looking to right the ship.
Boston was close but no cigar on Wednesday as they fell 99-97 to the San Antonio Spurs. Despite the loss, Boston had strong showings from shooting guard Jaylen Brown, who had 30 points in addition to six boards, and point guard Marcus Smart, who had 14 points and six assists along with five rebounds.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 55-55 at the half for New York and the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, but the Knicks stepped up in the second half for a 104-94 win. New York relied on the efforts of power forward Julius Randle, who dropped a double-double on 30 points and 16 rebounds, and small forward R.J. Barrett, who had 32 points along with eight rebounds. That makes it four consecutive games in which Randle has had at least ten rebounds.
Barring any buzzer beaters, the Celtics are expected to win a tight contest. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Boston beat the Knicks 114-107 in the teams’ previous meeting last month. Will Boston repeat their success, or does New York have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Madison Square Garden — New York, New York
- TV: TNT
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $124.00
The Celtics are a slight 2-point favorite against the Knicks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The line on this game has moved a bit since it opened, as it started out as a pick ’em.
Boston have won 17 out of their last 24 games against New York.
- Dec 18, 2021 – Boston 114 vs. New York 107
- Oct 20, 2021 – New York 138 vs. Boston 134
- May 16, 2021 – New York 96 vs. Boston 92
- Apr 07, 2021 – Boston 101 vs. New York 99
- Jan 17, 2021 – New York 105 vs. Boston 75
- Dec 01, 2019 – Boston 113 vs. New York 104
- Nov 01, 2019 – Boston 104 vs. New York 102
- Oct 26, 2019 – Boston 118 vs. New York 95
- Feb 01, 2019 – Boston 113 vs. New York 99
- Dec 06, 2018 – Boston 128 vs. New York 100
- Nov 21, 2018 – New York 117 vs. Boston 109
- Oct 20, 2018 – Boston 103 vs. New York 101
- Feb 24, 2018 – Boston 121 vs. New York 112
- Jan 31, 2018 – Boston 103 vs. New York 73
- Dec 21, 2017 – New York 102 vs. Boston 93
- Oct 24, 2017 – Boston 110 vs. New York 89
- Apr 02, 2017 – Boston 110 vs. New York 94
- Jan 18, 2017 – New York 117 vs. Boston 106
- Dec 25, 2016 – Boston 119 vs. New York 114
- Nov 11, 2016 – Boston 115 vs. New York 87
- Mar 04, 2016 – Boston 105 vs. New York 104
- Feb 02, 2016 – Boston 97 vs. New York 89
- Jan 12, 2016 – New York 120 vs. Boston 114
- Dec 27, 2015 – Boston 100 vs. New York 91
Injury Report for New York
- Kemba Walker: Out (Knee)
- Nerlens Noel: Out (Covid-19)
- Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Ankle)
- Luka Samanic: Game-Time Decision (Foot)
- Derrick Rose: Out (Ankle)
Injury Report for Boston
- Brodric Thomas: Out (Back)
- Payton Pritchard: Out (Covid-19)