The best basketball in the world continues its course with an extended NBA undercard where an interesting duel will be held when the team of New York Knicks visit the TD Garden where you will see the faces with the Boston Celtics.
New York Knicks
The team of Knicks has not been able to continue with the good performance that he had managed to show in previous weeks, entering this new party having to deal with Brooklyn Nets where they were affected by receiving a new defeat that would culminate with a score of 112-114, where they were able to limit one of the best offensive teams of the season, but without being able to have an offensive response to overcome them, a meeting where the top scorer ended with 22 points achieved by RJ Barret night where also Julius Randle he remained quite active, achieving a triple-double with 19 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists, however this would not be enough to achieve victory, thus accumulating his fourth defeat in the last 5 games.
Thanks to this series of unfortunate matches, the team has weakened its record to 25 victories and 26 defeats, putting its direct pass to the Playoffs at risk, since with a percentage of victories of 0.490 it remains in the eighth position of the Eastern Conference, being also the holder of the best defense of the season allowing only 104.1 points per game.
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As for the set of Celtics They have been presenting difficulties this season, being the failures such as losses of the ball and mistakes when attacking the basket that have significantly affected the team, who arrive showing inferior in their last match played against Philadelphia 76ers meeting where they would be defeated 96-106, a night where Jayson Tatum could only manage to score 20 being the top scorer of the team.
Thanks to this defeat, the team slows down a momentum of 2 consecutive victories, and accumulates 3 defeats in the last 5 games played, which has taken it to the seventh position of the league. Eastern Conference with a 0.490 victory percentage, taking advantage of the poor quality of the conference to opt for a place in the following playoffs.
Despite the little offensive ability shown in the previous game, Julius Randle He continues to be a decisive player for the Knicks as a whole, managing to contribute when he is not at his best level, and having room to achieve a significant number of points.
Jayson Tatum For his part, he has been the most notable player the Celtics have had. Despite the low capacity shown in recent games, he has managed to be the offensive leader with an average of 25.1 points per game.
The Knicks arrive with a good opportunity to once again maintain a victory percentage of 0.500, facing a group of the Celtics that has had constant problems, something that the New Yorkers can take advantage of, also imposing their great defensive capacity to limit even more your possible point production. As for the Celtics, despite playing at home, it is a complicated game and without having players who can excel in a great way, it is very difficult for them to achieve good results.
Taking into account the defensive ability of the Knicks, a game with a reduced score is expected, remembering that the Celtics have not managed to fully consolidate their defensive area.
Recommendation: less than 218 points. fee 1.68.
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