New York Knicks vs Boston Celtics, Dec 18th

NBA Saturday Night starts at 7 pm Eastern, and the New York Knicks head to Boston and take on the Celtics.

This is a good time for the Knicks to get the Celtics as the Celtics are on a home back to back, after their 111-107 loss to the Golden State Warriors last night.

The Boston Celtics have recently been a little out of form, winning just two of their past seven matches. Jason Tatum has been in form, however, scoring 24+ points in the past 8 Celtics matches.

The Knicks have also not been setting the world on fire recently, winning just 3 of their past 10 matches. They are coming off a win over a struggling Rockets side, and this match against the Celtics will be no walk in the park.

The Celtics may be without Dennis Schroder, and Al Horford in this match, whilst the Knicks could be without Derrick Rose, R.J. Barrett and Obi Toppin have been ruled out.

These two sides last met in October at Madison Square Garden, and it was the Knicks that came out on top 138-134. Julius Randle led the way with 35 points and was well supported by Evan Fournier, who dropped 32.  For the Celtics it was the Jalen Brown show, and he dropped 46 Points in the loss.

This could be a close matchup to kick off NBA Saturday Night.

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New York Knicks @ Boston Celtics

Venue – TD Garden

Tip Off – 7pm EST

Season Record W/L

TeamWin/LossHomeAwayLast 10
New York13-165-108-63-7

Season Points Averages

TeamPPGOPP PPGGame Total Ave
New York105.8107.2213


The Celtics may be on a back to back, but two matches at home should not be too big of a concern.

They get a Knicks side struggling for consistency, and the player that hurt them last time, Evan Fournier, is completely out of form. This will be tough for the Knicks if Derrick Rose does not play, and the Celtics should get this one done at home.

Prediction – Boston Celtics (Win) ⭐⭐