BOSTON (AP) Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the Boston Celtics to a 103-73 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
Rozier collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten for Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 2013, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Irving was sidelined by a right quad contusion after he got hurt during Monday's win in Denver.
Marcus Morris scored 21 points for Boston, and Jayson Tatum had 15. Al Horford and Jaylen Brown scored 14 points apiece.
New York was trying for a third straight win. Enes Kanter had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Knicks, and Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 points. >> Read more
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No Kyrie Irving, no Marcus Smart...no problem. In his first career start, Terry Rozier puts up a triple double. The Knicks just got their butts smacked by the short-handed Celtics. It was just a miserable effort and a tough game to watch, especially in the fourth quarter. The first half of games is essentially irrelevant with the Knicks. They can keep the game close all they want in the first half, but once again they get destroyed in the second half.
Along with some atrocious play, the Knicks once again were coached pitifully by Jeff Hornacek. Somehow, Trey Burke didn't even enter the game until five minutes were left in the third quarter. Knicks fans have seen enough of Jarrett Jack at this point. If you're going to keep losing, stop losing with a 34-year-old point guard who won't be on the team next season. Courtney Lee is also not helping his trade stock with his inconsistent play. At this point, it's time to start Frank Ntilikina or Burke. Jack doesn't need to start anymore. I feel like I'm saying the same thing all the time, but nothing changes as the Knicks compile loss after loss after loss. A season that was once exciting and thrilling to watch has quickly went down the toilet right around the same point it did last year.
Light work. pic.twitter.com/pqEevVJQco- NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) February 1, 2018