Celtics veteran Ray Allen came up with a crucial block in the final minute to solidify the 110-106 victory over the New York Knicks last night at the TD Garden. Allen netted 9-of-14 to earn 24 points on the night, but it was his work on defense that really shocked fellow players and coaches alike. “That was unexpected,” said a humored Doc Rivers following the contest, “but that was great.”
Rajon Rondo controlled the tempo with 15 points, 16 assists and three steals. Nate Robinson hit two shots in his debut as a Celtic against his former team. “It felt like I was at practice, just with real jerseys on and everything,” said Robinson. “I’m home now and this is where the new beginning starts.”
The Knicks were out to redeem themselves yesterday after posting just 67 points in their last game against the Milwaukee Bucks. They’re now preparing to face the Washington Wizards on Friday before returning to the Madison Square Garden to host the Memphis Grizzlies. The C’s are set to welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers tomorrow night at 8:00 PM. Boston Celtics tickets are now available!