The Knicks are slowly getting better. They are not all the way back, but they are on their way. The Knicks, that had previously been mired in a long, eight game losing streak putting them in last place in the Atlantic division, pulled out a huge upset against the World Champion Boston Celtics.
In the first half, New York hung around with Boston, trailing by only three points at the break, but once the third quarter started, the Knicks exploded. New York outscored Boston 28-15 in the third as Al Harrington, who scored 30 points on the night, hit a three pointer to give New York a 78-68 lead.
Boston's Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce were held pretty much in check. Garnett had only six points and was one for six from the floor, while Allen picked up only 16 points.
Other than Harrington, Wilson Chandler scored 31 points for the Knicks; he was two for three from three pointland and 11 for 12 from the free throw line.
The Knicks improved their record to 13-20, which is nothing to be proud of, but Boston has lost four of its last six ball games.