New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose had a big night in Boston (30 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists). But the play of Mindaugas Kuzminskas (17 points) and Willy Hernangomez (17 points) was also key in the Knicks' win. What you saw from both players on Wednesday was due, in part, to the extra hours they spend on the floor on game days. Both are on the court, working on their game, three hours before tipoff with the Knicks' assistant coaches. That work certainly came to light on Wednesday.

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Thomas says Celtics got 'punked' by Knicks (1:08)
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Rose takes over in Knicks' win over Celtics (1:02)
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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose had his mid-range game going tonight. He didn't attempt a single 3 and only went to the line four times but still scored 30. The point guard said he's been adding "pieces" to his game.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose tied his Knicks-high with 30 points to go with 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Rose said he was "waiting for Coach to call my number" and teammates were looking for him. His 24 shot attempts tonight was the second-most he has taken this season.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose chalked his 30-point effort in Wednesday's 117-106 win over the Celtics to him simply taking more shots, and capitalizing off how teammates kept feeding him. Asked about Knicks' belief they can still make the playoffs (a fact Jeff Hornacek highlighted in postgame), Rose said that's a conversation players haven't just had tonight. They've been talking that way the past 15 games.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas on loss to Knicks: "They punked us."

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Hernangomez drives past Horford for dunk (0:27)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks 117, Celtics 106: Boston hadn't lost to an inferior opponent since a home loss to Detroit on Nov. 30. The Celtics were 16-7 after that while losing only to teams ahead of them in the standings (Toronto x2, Oklahoma City x2, San Antonio, Houston, Cleveland). Isaiah Thomas (39 points, eight in a rare quiet 4th) and the Celtics were overdue for a clunker. Knicks dominated the glass and shot lights out (50.5 percent overall; 40 percent beyond 3-point arc).

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks show they have some life in them in what has to be one of their biggest wins of the season. They came in having lost 11-of-13 but stun the Celtics (26-15) in Boston, 117-106, without Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah. Carmelo Anthony had a subpar game by his standards with just 13 points. But six Knicks score in double figures, led by a season high-tying 30 points and 10 rebounds from Derrick Rose. Bench was terrific led by Willy Hernangomez's 17 points and 11 rebounds and Courtney Lee's 9 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

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Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee having a solid all-around game and approaching triple-double range with 9 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds off bench.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks' bench providing some solid play. Willy Hernangomez already has 14 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes. Courtney Lee has an all-around stat line of 6 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds so far, Justin Holiday has 10 points and Brandon Jennings has scored 9 entering the fourth. The bench has helped pick up some of slack with Carmelo Anthony struggling, missing 9-of-his-first-13 shots.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas typically saves his offensive outbursts for the fourth quarter. But he's already up to 31 points midway through the third quarter while trying to will Boston back against the Knicks. This is Thomas' 13th game of 30+ this season.

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Increased support big for Bonds, Clemens

Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens finally climbed above 50 percent in their fifth year on the ballot. The history of that number suggests the duo will find their way to Cooperstown in due time, David Schoenfield writes. HOF night winners/losers

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Celtics' ball movement leads to Thomas 3 (0:22)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens is wearing a tie (13-4 this season) tonight vs. the Knicks. Kelly Olynyk has got the manbun (15-6 this season). When their secret super powers are combined this year, the Celtics are 8-1.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas intro before facing a Knicks team without Kristaps Porzingis and Joakim Noah.

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Less support for Wagner in HOF vote

In his second year on the ballot, Billy Wagner saw his vote total drop from 10.5 percent in 2016 to 10.2 percent. The total required for induction is 75 percent. Full results

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley is a late scratch for Wednesday's game vs. the Knicks with a sore right Achilles. Bradley missed four games due to that injury before returning Monday vs. the Hornets.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis will also undergo an MRI on his Achilles tomorrow.

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