Barrett Goes Glass at the Garden 👀

01/07/2022 Barrett Goes Glass at the Garden 👀

By: Jeff Yoder

R.J. Barrett Banks Game-Winner in Knicks’ 25-Point Comeback Against Celtics (108-105)

Drama in Madison Square Garden! The Knicks and Celtics met Thursday in the Big Apple for an instant classic. New York took a 105-103 lead in the final minute after trailing by 25 before Jayson Tatum hit a step-back jumper for Boston to tie the game with 1.5 seconds left. On the ensuing inbounds, the Knicks gave it R.J. Barrett for a must-see 3 off the glass as time expired. Evan Fournier had 41 points on a historic shooting night (10-for-14, 3-pt), and it was his third 30-point game against his former team just this season. The thriller in MSG was capped by an unforgettable finish, and New York (19-20) has won seven of its 11 games after going 12-16 to open the year.

 

Take a bow, big-shot Barrett!

 

Watch: R.J. Barrett Banks Buzzer-Beater 3

Watch: Full Game Highlights (Knicks def. Celtics, 108-105)

 

Other NBA Highlights

 

Grizzlies Grab 7th StraightMake it seven straight wins for Memphis after a 30-point beatdown Thursday against the Pistons (118-88). Ja Morant (22-9-6) was once again the star of the show for the Grizzlies who are now 26-14.

 

1st Team to 30 Wins: With a Suns’ win and a Warriors’ loss, Phoenix — riding a three-game win streak — jumped Golden State in the race to be the first NBA team to 30 wins. The Suns (30-8) beat down the Clippers on Thursday (106-89).

 

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