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Jaylen Brown’s triple-double leads Celtics past Knicks

/ 02:39 PM January 09, 2022

Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on against the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at TD Garden on January 08, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on against the New York Knicks during the second half of a game at TD Garden on January 08, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images/AFP

Jaylen Brown recorded his first career triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds as the Boston Celtics avenged their loss to the New York Knicks with a 99-75 home win on Saturday night.

Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Josh Richardson added 17 off the bench for the Celtics.

Boston blew a 25-point lead and lost on RJ Barrett’s 3-pointer at the buzzer in a 108-105 result at New York on Thursday.

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On Saturday, Robert Williams III had 12 points and Marcus Smart contributed 10 points and four steals for the Celtics, who snapped their two-game skid.

Barrett finished with 19 points and Immanuel Quickley added 18 to pace the Knicks. Julius Randle finished with 13 points on 6-of-19 shooting with 12 boards and six assists.

New York had won two straight and five of seven games overall coming in.

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Knicks guard Evan Fournier missed the game after being questionable with a thigh injury. Fournier scored a career-high 41 points in New York’s comeback win over Boston on Thursday.

New York was up 26-21 after one quarter and led by as many as 10 in the second quarter. Boston responded with a 17-12 push to tie the game at 38 and carried a 44-42 advantage into halftime.

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The Celtics never trailed in the second half and led by as many as 24 points after outscoring the visitors 32-18 in the third quarter to break the game open.

Celtics guard Payton Pritchard remained sidelined in the NBA’s COVID-19 health and safety protocol. Boston reserve Brodric Thomas did not play due to a back injury.

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Nerlens Noel (conditioning) and former Celtics guard Kemba Walker (knee) were both sidelined for New York.

Boston hosts Indiana on Monday night in the first of a home-and-home set. New York returns home to face San Antonio on Monday night.

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