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Recap - Knicks Defeat Boston 89-86

New York got 28 points from Carmelo Anthony en route to an 89-86 victory over Boston on Thursday at TD Garden.

New York was the ATS victor, as they covered the 1.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 189.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Amar'e Stoudemire had 15 points for New York and Jason Kidd chipped in with 12 points. Pablo Prigioni had 4 assists for the Knicks, while Carmelo Anthony was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Boston got 23 points from Rajon Rondo in a losing cause and another 22 points from Paul Pierce. Rajon Rondo contributed 11 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed New York were victorious, as the score was 50-48 at the break.

New York won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 49-46.

New York heads into a battle against the 76ers. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Atlanta.