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Knicks vs Celtics Final: 85-78 - Recap

Knicks vs Celtics Final: 85-78 - Recap

Carmelo Anthony went off for 36 points and added 6 rebounds leading New York to an 85-78 win over Boston on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

New York did not, however, defeat the Celtics against the spread, which closed at 7.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 189.5.

New York got 15 points from J.R. Smith and another 13 points from Raymond Felton. Raymond Felton contributed 6 assists, while Kenyon Martin cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

The Celtics got a 26-point performance from Jeff Green, who was supported by 21 points from Paul Pierce. Paul Pierce had 7 assists in a losing cause for Boston, while Brandon Bass grabbed 10 rebounds.

New York trailed at halftime, 53-49.