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New York vs Boston Wrap - Boston Wins 97-90

New York vs Boston Wrap - Boston Wins 97-90

Paul Pierce scored 29 points for Boston on Sunday, leading the Celtics to a 97-90 victory over New York at TD Garden.

Bettors who backed the Celtics were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 1.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 181.5.

Jeff Green had 26 points for Boston and Jason Terry chipped in with 18 points. Kevin Garnett had 6 assists for the Celtics, while Kevin Garnett was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 17 boards.

New York got 36 points from Carmelo Anthony in a losing cause and another 27 points from Raymond Felton. Raymond Felton contributed 3 assists for the Knicks, while Iman Shumpert had 12 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Boston were victorious, as the score was 54-35 at the break.

The rebound battle favored New York as they grabbed 54 boards, while Boston only had 40.