New York vs Boston Recap - Celtics Win 87-85

Boston earned an 87-85 victory over New York on Sunday, getting 24 points from Ray Allen at TD Garden.

Bettors who backed the Celtics were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 198.5.

Paul Pierce had 18 points for Boston and Kevin Garnett chipped in with 15 points. Rajon Rondo had 9 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.

New York got 28 points from Amar'e Stoudemire in a losing cause and another 15 points from Carmelo Anthony. Chauncey Billups contributed 4 assists for the Knicks, while Amar'e Stoudemire had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 51-39 at the break.

Boston had a 44-34 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.