Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/13

Game 1: Saturday, October 13th
Knicks98Final
OT
Celtics95
Game 2: Saturday, October 20th
Knicks98Final
Celtics109

Knicks 98

(2-2, 0-0 away)

Celtics 109

(3-4, 1-2 home)

7:30 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Times Union Center, Albany, NY

1 2 3 4 T
NY 28 24 31 1598
BOS 15 32 33 29109

Top Performers

New York: C. Copeland 34 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

Boston: J. Green 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Jeff Green tallies 25 points as Celtics rally to drop Knicks

Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Jeff Green scored 25 points and the Boston Celtics came back from an early 20-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 109-98 on Saturday night in a preseason game.

Kris Joseph's consecutive three-point plays to open the fourth quarter, part of a 24-4 stretch, gave Boston its first lead since the 7:34 mark of the first quarter.

Jason Terry added 22 points for the Celtics (3-4), who rested Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.

Rookie Chris Copeland scored 34 points and James White added 16 for the Knicks (2-2), who edged Boston last week in Hartford, Conn. but won't see the Celtics again until Jan. 7.

The Knicks led 52-47 at halftime.

A night after losing to Toronto in Montreal, the Knicks rested their starting frontcourt of Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler.

They stay in upstate New York to play Philadelphia on Monday in Syracuse, sending Anthony back to where he won a national championship in 2003 as a freshman, an NCAA tournament run that included a stop here.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NY
BOS
Points 98 109
FGM-FGA 36-84 (.429) 40-73 (.548)
3PM-3PA 8-32 (.250) 7-15 (.467)
FTM-FTA 18-20 (.900) 22-31 (.710)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 9-33 5-39
Assists 23 18
Turnovers 18 20
Steals 14 12
Blocks 3 5
Fast Break Points 13 22
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (3/0) 19 (2/0)

Top Performers

New York
Boston
Chris Copeland Copeland
Points: 34
Reb: 6
Ast: 0
Stl: 2
Blk: 1
Jeff Green Green
Points: 25
Reb: 6
Ast: 1
Stl: 1
Blk: 2