Carmelo Anthony went off for 37 points and added 8 rebounds leading New York to a 106-104 win over Boston on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Knicks earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 4.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 190.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
New York got 21 points from Amar'e Stoudemire and another 19 points from Toney Douglas. Toney Douglas contributed 4 assists, while Carmelo Anthony cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.
Boston got 31 points from Rajon Rondo in a losing cause and another 20 points from Ray Allen. Rajon Rondo contributed 13 assists for the Celtics, while Brandon Bass had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 62-52 at the break.
Boston had a 41-31 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
New York looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Warriors. The Celtics will aim to get back on the winning track at Miami.