It got sweaty at the end and the Knicks actually blew a double digit lead but thankfully, so did the Celtics.
Carmelo Anthony carried the team, finishing with 37 points, eight rebounds and was 10-17 from the floor. Another stat of note: he was 13-15 from the free throw line, including the two shots he made to put the Knicks up for good in the waning moments of the game. Amare Stoudemire added 21 points and Toney Douglas had 19.
The Knicks who led by 17 in the first half, found themselves trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter, but then the miracle happened. They came back, pulled ahead AND they were able to pull out a Christmas victory against the much hated – by me – Boston Celtics.
Rajon Rondo had 31 points and 13 assists and almost led the Celtics – who were without Paul Pierce – to a victory. But thankfully, Kevin Garnett took the last shot, missed it and the Knicks won!
As I was following along on Twitter, Knicks fans were all tweeting “KEEP IT AWAY FROM RONDO!!!!!!!” Let me tell you, being in a place with no wifi or a TV was total torture. I kept hitting refresh and at the same time, flashing back to Rondo making a last second shot against the Knicks last season. I really don’t need my heart beating out of my chest on December 25. I’m getting too old for that kind of stuff.
And just in case you missed any of the action, here are the highlights!
Yes, I know it’s only one game but anytime the Knicks can beat the Celtics, it’s a good thing.