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Boston vs New York Wrap - Boston Wins 113-96

New York was victimized by Paul Pierce for 38 points as the Celtics defeated the Knicks 113-96 in NBA action on Friday.

Boston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 191.5.

Boston got 32 points from Ray Allen and another 15 points from Rajon Rondo. Rajon Rondo contributed 20 assists, while Kevin Garnett cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.

The Knicks got a 17-point performance from Shawne Williams, who was supported by 15 points from Carmelo Anthony. Carmelo Anthony had 6 assists in a losing cause for New York, while Carmelo Anthony grabbed 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 52-44 at the break.

Boston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 43-33.