Celtics vs. Knicks – NBA Game Recap – November 5, 2022

NEW YORK – – Jaylen Brown scored 30 points, Jayson Tatum added 26 and the Boston Celtics set a franchise-record 27 3-pointers in a 133-118 win over the New York Knicks on Saturday evening.

Brown and Tatum each connected on six 3-pointers, while reserve guard Sam Hauser set career highs with 16 and five 3-pointers. Malcolm Brogdon had 14 points.

Boston shot 13 for 27 from long range in the first half, then went 14 for 24 over the final two quarters.

“We have a really good team that can really get the ball rolling,” Brown said. “When we give ourselves the right spacing and start like we did tonight, a lot of shots can go down.”

Joe Mazzulla underlined the importance for his team of moving the ball and the Celtics responded with 30 assists on 47 baskets while improving to 6-3.

“It was unbelievable. Joe just preaches to us, don’t get tired, we’re playing the right way,” said Marcus Smart, who had 11 assists. “I think every coach preaches that, but seeing him to actually perform in action is a thing of beauty. It’s good for us. It was good for the guys to hit shots. It’s good for the team to see how we play and when we play that way , the things we can do.

Julius Randle scored 29 points and RJ Barrett added 27 for the Knicks, who have lost four of their last five games. Jalen Brunson had 22 points and 10 assists.

Two free throws from Randle brought the Knicks within four points midway through the fourth quarter, but the Celtics then went on an 8-2 run, highlighted by Tatum’s 3-pointer which was Boston’s 26th, for increase the lead to 124-114 with 3:34 remaining.

Grant Williams then set the team record of 3 seconds in a regular season game with 14 seconds left.

The 27 3-pointers given up by the Knicks were the most ever for the franchise in a regular season game.

“They’re a tough team to keep,” Randle said. “Obviously they have two great players who can break you down and get into the paint and create open 3s.”

TIPS :

Celtics: Boston improved to 2-0 in the second straight game. … Hauser’s previous career high in points was 11 at Milwaukee on April 7. … Veteran striker Al Horford, who hasn’t played in any of the team’s back-to-back games, missed Saturday’s game. He played 33 minutes in Friday night’s home game against Chicago.

Knicks: C Mitchell Robinson missed the game after spraining his right knee in Friday night’s win at Philadelphia. It will be evaluated in 7-10 days.

FAMILIAR FACE

Boston center Robert Williams has joined the team on the road as he speeds up his rehabilitation as he recovers from September 23 left knee surgery. Williams said before the match that he was on the field training and even diving.

“I’m stepping it up,” he said. “They just try to keep me from being a little too explosive sometimes.”

Williams explained that he ran the field and worked pick-and-rolls. He added that while he didn’t know when he was planning to make his season debut, he was happy there were no setbacks.

NEW WHEEL SET

A lucky New York Knicks fan drove home with a brand new car after hit a half court during a timeout in the third quarter.

NEXT:

Celtics: Visit Memphis Monday night. Boston went 2-0 against the Grizzlies last season and have won five of the last six meetings.

Knicks: Visit Minnesota on Monday night.

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