NEW YORK (Oct. 9) The Boston Celtics search for back-to-back wins when they take on the New York Knicks in an NBA preseason game at Madison Square Garden on Monday night. Caesars Sportsbook is backing the Knicks as a -8.5 favorite, while the over/under for this game is 219.
You can follow live gamecast updates on the ESPN website and live results page, starting at 7:30 PM ET.
Boston enters tonight’s game on the back of a 114-106 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in the preseason opener for both teams on Sunday, and on Monday night, the Eastern Conference giants will be aiming for another win as it begins a two-game road trip on the preseason schedule.
Among the standout performers for the Celtics against the 76ers on Sunday was Payton Pritchard, who scored 26 points and made six 3-pointers off the bench after signing a four-year, $30 million contract extension.
Jaylen Brown added 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting, Kristaps Porzingis scored 17, and Jayson Tatum ended with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists for Boston in the win.
The New York Knicks come into Monday night’s game hoping for a winning start in preseason in the first of the three exhibition games.
Newly acquired Jrue Holiday, Tatum, Porzingis, Derrick White, and Al Horford are all listed as game time decisions ahead of this preseason clash.