Knicks’ Bench vs. Celtics’ Bench

Boston’s bench was ranked 25th in scoring and field goal percentage entering Wednesday’s game. The Knicks needed to take advantage of one of their weaknesses, and they did.

The Celtics bench only mustered up 27 points to the Knicks 55 and 8 rebounds to 35. New York’s bench shot 55.3 percent from the field while Boston’s was just 29.6 percent. It was a beatdown.

New York came to play last night and Boston didn’t. The visitors outworked the home team and controlled the entire second half. Whether or not the Knicks can keep that kind of effort going on a consistent basis is another story.

I'm ESNY's Executive Editor for I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets. Email: Chip Murphy covers the NBA for Elite Sports NY. You can find him on Twitter @ChipperMurphy.