BOSTON – – Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap up a five-game loss and beat the Boston Celtics 105 -75

Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after five straight wins but suffered the biggest blowout and worst performance of the season

“I don’t think this team is,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “We had a clunker. They’re trying to get as little of it as possible We just looked like we were in the mud today”

All-Star Kemba Walker made his season debut after missing the first eleven games with a left knee injury, but with a rib injury in the third quarter with Celtics All-Star Jayson Tatum missing his second game in a row COVID-19

The Knicks led by up to 11 in the first quarter and by 15 in the second before scoring the first 10 points in the third quarter to open a 58:35 advantage. The Celtics never came closer than 18 after that

“They played extremely well understaffed and dealt with a lot of tough things when the boys are out,” said Knicks trainer Tom Thibodeau. “Sometimes when you get people back you have to make an adjustment when they got Kemba back, there was an adjustment for them ”

Walker walked into the locker room after shooting a shot in the ribs when he was unpacked by Nerlens Noel in the third quarter.Walker said he just knocked the wind out of him, he didn’t return, but he was already 20 Minutes played what his limit was

Walker scored nine points on 3-of-13, added three rebounds, four assists and three steals, but made five turnovers. He was 1 for 8 out of 3-point

“It felt really good to be out there. Really good I almost forgot how it felt,” Walker said. “Free, which I haven’t done in a very, very, very long time. It feels weird to not be in pain when that makes sense ”

The Knicks had a lead of 38 to 25 in the bank standings, led by Immanuel Quickley’s 17 points and eight assists

NCAA Governing Player of the Year and Nr Obi Toppin added 12 points and five rebounds in 17 minutes – his largest move since injuring his left calf in the opener, missing 10 straight games before returning on Wednesday >

“He was great at training camp,” said Thibodeau. “To get an injury like he’s had, it’s not easy to deal with – especially for a man who is going through the league for the first time”

Knicks: Thibodeau, an assistant to the Celtics team that won the 2008 NBA title, turned 63 Birthday Mitchell Robinson, who came into play with a bruise on his right heel, left the game in the first quarter when he landed poorly after being undercut by Jeff Teague. Robinson needed help getting up and hobbled off the pitch but returned in second quarter back

Celtics: The 35 points were the lowest half of the season for the Celtics Boston’s lowest score game so far was on New Years Day against Detroit 93 points The biggest outbreak was a 28-point loss to the Nets on Christmas Tatum hasn’t played since Jan 8 He missed two games and three more were postponed because one or both teams didn’t have enough healthy players. Marcus Smart was 4-15 off the field and missed all seven 3-point attempts

Luka Doncic recorded a historic triple-double on Sunday, but blamed his “selfish” game in the second half for the Mavericks’ loss to the Bulls between 117 and 101

Sunday’s Sixers Thunder game was postponed after Philadelphia did not have the eight players required for the league

Kyrie Irving is classified as questionable for Monday’s game against the Bucks It’s the first time since Jan 5 that his status leaves room for him to be available to play

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