Julius Randle scored 37 points and Jalen Brunson added 29 as the New York Knicks came back for a 120-117 overtime win over the host Boston Celtics on Thursday night.
The New York Knicks was on the verge of blowing another fourth-quarter lead. Tom Thibodeau’s squad found itself up 106-94 with under five minutes left.
Jayson Tatum had 35 points and 14 rebounds while Brown added 22 points in Boston’s third straight loss.
Jayson Tatum started taking over for Boston, scoring 11 points from the 4:48 mark on. His final score of regulation came on a lay-up with just 48.1 seconds remaining to tie the game at 110-110, bringing down the house inside TD Garden in the process.
Randle and R.J. Barrett each hit 3-pointers to flip the score after the Celtics opened overtime on a 5-0 run.
Brunson added four rebounds, seven assists and two blocks, rejecting Malcolm Brogdon’s potential game-tying three at the buzzer.
Jericho Sims grabbed 14 rebounds for New York, which has won back-to-back games after making three more shots in four fewer attempts than the hosts.
Derrick White’s 3-pointer sparked Boston’s opening run in extra time, but Randle and Barrett hit back-to-back threes to give New York a 116-115 lead with 29.1 seconds left.
Jaylen Brown drove for a go-ahead layup on the following possession before the New York duo won the game at the free throw line. Brown missed a pair of foul shots that could have given Boston a lead in the final 10 seconds.