Randle leads New York against Boston after 43-point game

New York Knicks (38-27, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (45-19, second in the Eastern Conference)

Boston; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York visits the Boston Celtics after Julius Randle scored 43 points in the Knicks' 122-120 win against the Miami Heat.

The Celtics are 9-3 against Atlantic Division teams. Boston averages 13.0 turnovers per game and is 17- when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents.

The Knicks are 27-16 in Eastern Conference play. New York ranks third in the league with 46.8 rebounds per game led by Randle averaging 10.4.

The teams meet for the fourth time this season. The Knicks won 109-94 in the last matchup on Feb. 28.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jayson Tatum is shooting 34.9% from beyond the arc with 3.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Celtics, while averaging 30.2 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Derrick White is averaging 16.4 points and five assists over the past 10 games for Boston.

Jalen Brunson is averaging 23.9 points and 6.2 assists for the Knicks. Randle is averaging 27.3 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists over the past 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 7-3, averaging 117.2 points, 44.9 rebounds, 27.0 assists, 6.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.6 points per game.

Knicks: 9-1, averaging 119.8 points, 44.4 rebounds, 21.2 assists, 4.8 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 51.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.

INJURIES: Celtics: Robert Williams III: out (hamstring), Danilo Gallinari: out (knee), Malcolm Brogdon: out (ankle).

Knicks: None listed.


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

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