Knicks282617236 -- 100Celtics2429212020 -- 114

Ricky Davis scored nine of his 27 points in overtime as host Boston spoiled Larry Brown's debut as New York coach. Paul Pierce had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Delonte West (E. Roosevelt) had 14 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for Boston. Stephon Marbury scored 22 and Eddy Curry had 19 points and eight rebounds in his first game since learning of a heart problem that led to his trade to New York.

New York

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 265:0038-8418-339-412034100Barnes 24:074-70-01-5159ADavis 33:344-61-12-7259Curry 42:076-157-142-80319Marbury 44:388-185-120-37522Richardson 22:024-70-00-21311Ariza 16:522-41-21-3125Taylor 22:244-60-01-5138Crawford 36:383-114-41-43111James 7:552-30-00-1144Robinson 9:351-50-01-3232Rose 5:080-20-00-0100

Percentages: FG .452, FT .545. Three-Point Goals: 6-10, .600 (Richardson 3-3, Marbury 1-2, Barnes 1-2, Crawford 1-3). Blocked Shots: 5 (Taylor 2, Curry 2, James). Turnovers: 22 (Crawford 6, Marbury 5, A.Davis 3, Richardson 2, Barnes 2, Curry 2, James, Taylor). Steals: 10 (Ariza 2, Crawford 2, A.Davis 2, Marbury, Taylor, Richardson, Barnes). Technical Foul: Defensive Three Second, 6:45 second.

Boston

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 265:0037-8835-4719-572424114Pierce 44:326-1818-242-123230LaFrentz 29:476-120-12-91314Blount 42:556-137-72-52119RDavis 45:1610-225-82-35127West 40:475-94-64-99514Gomes 8:591-10-01-3002Jefferson 12:511-51-12-8143Greene 10:431-10-00-1122Scalabrine 10:471-40-02-3043Perkins 9:360-10-02-4210Reed 8:470-20-00-0010

Percentages: FG .420, FT .745. Three-Point Goals: 5-16, .312 (R.Davis 2-3, LaFrentz 2-5, Scalabrine 1-3, Pierce 0-2, West 0-3). Blocked Shots: 11 (West 4, Pierce 2, Blount 2, LaFrentz 2, R.Davis). Turnovers: 17 (Pierce 4, Blount 3, Scalabrine 3, LaFrentz 2, R.Davis 2, West, Gomes, Greene). Steals: 15 (R.Davis 5, LaFrentz 3, West 3, Blount 2, Pierce, Scalabrine).

A: 18,624 (18,624). T: 2:42.