Boston (USA), April 7th (EFE). Goalkeeper Jaylene Brown contributed 32 points and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics recovered in the fourth quarter, beating the New York Knicks 101-99.
Powerful striker Jason Tatum made eight turns, but also finished the match with a further double from 25 points and 10 rebounds.
Point keeper Marcus Smart added 17 points, 14 in the fourth quarter and nine assists, which also helped the Celtics side, who had won three of their last four matches.
Brown and Tatum continued the defensive support of Canadian midfielder Tristan Thompson, who added seven points, eight rebounds and three blocks on his return after missing 12 matches due to league health and safety protocols.
Celtics coach Brad Stephens was delighted with the consistent physical play of his team.
Canadian striker RG Barrett scored 6 of 6 in hat-trips and scored 29 points as leader of the Knicks, who lost two consecutive matches by two points and five from six.
The strong striker, Julius Randall, added 22 points and nine rebounds, to be the second-best scorer for the Knicks, who entered the match, tied in seventh place in the Eastern Group, with a score of 25-26.
The match was equal at all times, with eight draws and 17 score changes on the scoreboard.