NEW YORK -- A day after losing a heartbreaker to the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Knicks host one of the Eastern Conference favorites as the Boston Celtics travel to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
Caris LeVert dropped in a layup with one second left in the game, two of his career-high 28 points, and New York took a 107-105 loss at Barclays Center on Friday night. A Tim Hardaway Jr. fadeaway 3-point attempt clanked off the backboard and the Knicks dropped their first game of the season, after blitzing the Atlanta Hawks in a 126-107 win on Wednesday in new head coach David Fizdale's first win with the team.
"(LeVert) is a good player, an explosive athlete," Fizdale said after the loss. "He can really put the ball on the floor and his three-ball has improved tremendously. That kid can play, man. I think he's going to have a breakout year this year."
After shooting 46 percent on Wednesday, with Hardaway scoring 31 to lead seven players in double-figures, the Knicks (1-1) shot 40 percent on Friday and managed just three in double-digits, led by Hardaway and Enes Kanter's 29 points each. >> Read More