Jaylen Brown scored 30 points, Jason Tatum added 26, and the Boston Celtics scored a franchise-record 27 3-pointers in a 133-118 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday night.
Brown and Tatum are linked on six 3-pointers each, while reserve guard Sam Hauser posted career highs with 16 points and five 3-pointers. Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points.
Boston scored 13 for 27 from long distance in the first half and then made 14 for 24 in the last two quarters.
“We’ve got a really good team that can really shoot the ball,” Brown said. “When we give each other the right space and we go on like tonight, a lot of shots can fall.”
Joe Mazulla emphasized the importance of his team moving the ball, and the Celtics responded with 30 assists from 47 baskets, while improving 6-3.
“It felt amazing. Joe’s just preaching to us, don’t get tired, we’re playing the right way,” said Marcus Smart, who had 11 assistants. “I think every coach preaches it, but it It’s a thing of beauty to see it actually happen in action. This is good for us. It was nice to shoot people. It’s nice for the team to see how we play and what we can do when we play that way.
Julius Randall scored 29 points and RJ Barrett added 27 for the Knicks, who lost four of their last five matches. Jalen Brunson had 22 points and 10 assists.
Two free throws by Randall got the Knicks within four points in the middle of the fourth quarter, but the Celtics scored 8–2, highlighted by Tatum’s 3-pointer which was Boston’s 26th, making The lead increased to 124-114. :34 left.
Grant Williams then set the team record for 3 seconds in regular season games with 14 seconds.
The 27 3-pointers dropped by the Knicks were the most in a regular-season game for the franchise.
“They are a tough team to guard,” Randley said. “Obviously they have two great players who can break you down and get in the paint and make an open three.”
Knicks: C Mitchell Robinson missed the game after spraining his right knee in Friday night’s win in Philadelphia. He will be evaluated in seven to 10 days.
new set of wheels
One lucky New York Knicks fan drove home with a new car after hitting a half-court shot during a timeout in the third quarter.
Knicks: Go to Minnesota Monday night.