Boston Celtics VS. New York Knicks Postgame Overview
NEW YORK (AP) Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.
Stat Leaders: BOS NYK
Points Pierce 23 Smith 24
Rebounds Garnett 10 Chandler 17
Assists Pierce 6 Kidd 6
Steals Garnett 3 Smith 2
Blocks Sullinger 1 Camby 1
- Anthony was chosen Eastern Conference player of the week after averaging a league-best 36 points in three games.
- Knicks G Iman Shumpert, out since tearing his ACL in last year's playoffs, had his knee tested Monday as he moves closer to returning. He could take part in full practices this week.