Jaylen Brown scored 23 points,
Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 110-89 on Tuesday night.
Kyrie Irving added 20 points and seven assists.
Al Horford finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
After dropping their first two games to open the season, the Celtics have won two straight. The Knicks remain winless through their first three games.
Enes Kanter led New York with 16 points and 19 rebounds. But he got most of them in a first half in as his team struggled mightily from the field. The Knicks scored the first basket of the night, but never led again. They shot just 42 percent and went 1 of 12 from the 3-point line.
Boston played without guard
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This game was essentially over at the opening tip. The Knicks were terrible on both ends of the floor the entire game. They flat out couldn't score at times. They only made one three-pointer and it didn't come until a few minutes into the fourth quarter. That stat truly tells it all. This one was extremely difficult to watch from opening tip until the buzzer finally sounded putting the Knicks out of their misery.
The one positive to come out of this one was
Willy Hernangomez . Jeff Hornacek finally played him for more than a few minutes and the big man took advantage. Hernangomez finish with 12 points in just 11 minutes on 5 of 6 from the field. It's time Hornacek starts working Hernangomez into the rotation more as the Knicks clearly need any points they can get right now.
The Knicks will go as
Kristaps Porzingis will go and tonight he was awful. They don't stand a chance to win any time their franchise player scores just 12 points on 3 of 14 shooting with only five rebounds. Hornacek needs to start using the combo of Porzingis and Hernangomez in the low post. Enes Kanter was the stat sheet stuffer tonight for the Knicks with an impressive 16-point, 19-rebound double-double. The Knicks will have a chance at their first win Friday when the Nets come to MSG. As the losses stockpile, expect a trade to shake things up sooner rather than later.