Boston got 23 points from Paul Pierce en route to a 102-96 victory over New York on Monday at Madison Square Garden.
Bettors who backed the Celtics were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 191.5.
Boston got 19 points from Kevin Garnett and another 16 points from Jeff Green. Paul Pierce contributed 6 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
New York got 24 points from J.R. Smith in a losing cause and another 20 points from Carmelo Anthony. Jason Kidd contributed 6 assists for the Knicks, while Tyson Chandler had 17 rebounds.
Boston trailed at halftime, 56-53.
The rebound battle favored New York as they grabbed 42 boards, while Boston only had 36.
Boston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Suns. The Knicks will aim to get back on the winning track at Indiana.