The New York Knicks shocked the first place Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
If you would have told me that the New York Knicks were going to defeat the Boston Celtics by a score of 102-93 with Kristaps Porzingis only scoring one point, I would have called you crazy. But that’s what they did on Thursday night.
Here are three observations from the game.
Where would the Knicks be without Michael Beasley?
Without Michael Beasley there’s no chance that the Knicks would have defeated the Celtics. He put up 32 points and 12 rebounds and was huge down the final stretch for New York.
With Porzingis out of rhythm, the Knicks were able to rely on Beasley to close out the game and he did just that.
Don’t worry about Kristaps Porzingis
Yes, I know Porzingis only scored one point and had five rebounds, but he’s missed the last two games with a knee injury. For all we know, his knee still may not be 100 percent healthy.
The Knicks have a big road game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night and will need Porzingis to come through.
After the game, Porzingis said his knee is OK.
Porzingis Said his knee was fine – just out of rhythm and had some shots go in and out.
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) December 22, 2017
Knicks 8-0 when holding teams under 100 points
TNT put up an interesting stat after Thursday’s upset win. It read that the Knicks are 8-0 when they hold their opponents to under 100 points.
That tells us that when the Knicks play good team defense, they can beat anyone.
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