The New York Knicks suffered a tough defeat to the Boston Celtics, widening the gap between the two teams. The Knicks have lost three games to the Celtics, with their latest defeat highlighting their middle position in the Eastern Conference.
The Celtics dominated the game, shooting 53 percent overall and making 19 treys. Derrick White scored 30 points, contributing to the Celtics’ victory. Despite Jaylen Brown being ejected in the fourth quarter, the Knicks were unable to close the gap, trailing for the final 29 minutes of the game.
Adding to the Knicks’ woes, Jalen Brunson left the game with an injury after landing on Celtics guard Payton Pritchard. The Knicks have struggled against teams with winning records, with a 2-9 record in such matchups.
The Knicks’ participation in the In-Season Tournament has been challenging, with an extra game in Milwaukee before facing the Celtics. The Celtics are undefeated at home, making it a tough matchup for the Knicks.
The Knicks’ performance in the game was lackluster, following a similar defeat in Milwaukee. The team’s defense was overwhelmed, and the starting lineup was outperformed by the Celtics. Despite some individual scoring efforts, the Knicks were unable to secure a victory.
The Knicks made a lineup change, replacing Quentin Grimes with Donte DiVincenzo at shooting guard. The move was intended to boost Grimes’ production and confidence, and it seemed to have a positive impact. Grimes showed more aggression and confidence, scoring more points than in previous games.
Overall, the Knicks faced a tough defeat against the Celtics, highlighting the challenges they face in the Eastern Conference. The team will need to regroup and focus on improving their performance against tough opponents in the future.
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