RESULT: New York 59 - Boston 104
COMPLEX SAYS: In what could best be described as a straight-up ass-kicking, the original Big Three beat down the much-hated Knickerbockers in front of the Boston faithful. If it wasn't for a three-pointer hit at the buzzer by Nate Robinson, the Celtics would be the team responsible for the Knicks' lowest point total in a single game. Hey Knick fans, at least he didn't almost add to the C's point total instead. The Celtics would go on to win their 17th NBA championship, while the Knicks finished with a record of 23-59 at the bottom of the Atlantic division. Surprising, huh?
Beatdown in Beantown