Knicks face the Celtics on 5-game win streak

Boston Celtics (44-17, first in the Eastern Conference) vs. New York Knicks (35-27, sixth in the Eastern Conference)

New York; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York is looking to continue its five-game win streak with a victory against Boston.

The Knicks have gone 5-8 against division opponents. New York is fifth in the Eastern Conference scoring 114.8 points while shooting 46.2% from the field.

The Celtics have gone 27-12 against Eastern Conference opponents. Boston ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 35.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Jayson Tatum averaging 7.6.

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Knicks won 120-117 in overtime in the last matchup on Jan. 27.

TOP PERFORMERS: Julius Randle is averaging 25.1 points, 10.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Knicks. Jalen Brunson is averaging 2.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New York.

Tatum is scoring 30.4 points per game and averaging 8.7 rebounds for the Celtics. Derrick White is averaging 16.2 points and 3.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES: Knicks: 8-2, averaging 116.7 points, 45.9 rebounds, 21.7 assists, 4.8 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 48.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.4 points per game.

Celtics: 8-2, averaging 120.0 points, 47.4 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 5.6 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.0 points.

INJURIES: Knicks: None listed.

Celtics: Danilo Gallinari: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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