New York was victimized by Paul Pierce for 30 points as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 91-89 in NBA action on Friday.
Boston did not, however, defeat the Knicks against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 185.5.
Kevin Garnett had 15 points for Boston and Ray Allen chipped in with 14 points. Rajon Rondo had 7 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.
New York got 26 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 20 points from Tyson Chandler. Carmelo Anthony contributed 6 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 55-49 at the break.
Boston had a 40-37 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 Grizzlies. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track vs New Jersey.