Paul Pierce poured in 32 points for Boston on Wednesday, as they defeated New York 118-116 at Madison Square Garden.
Boston won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 4-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 205.5.
Boston got 26 points from Ray Allen and another 20 points from Kevin Garnett. Rajon Rondo contributed 14 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 13 rebounds.
New York got 39 points from Amar'e Stoudemire in a losing cause and another 26 points from Raymond Felton. Raymond Felton contributed 14 assists for the Knicks, while Wilson Chandler had 12 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 58-51 at the break.
Boston had a 39-35 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Hawks. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track vs Miami.