Rozier's triple-double helps Celtics rout Knicks 103-73
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 01, 2018 11:39 AM
New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) tries to trap Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
By Gethin Coolbaugh, Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the Boston Celtics to a 103-73 victory over the New York Knicks on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time).
Rozier collected 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become just the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten for Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 2013, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Irving was sidelined by a right quad contusion after he got hurt during Monday’s (Tuesday, PHL time) win in Denver.
Marcus Morris scored 21 points for Boston, and Jayson Tatum had 15. Al Horford and Jaylen Brown scored 14 points apiece.
New York was trying for a third straight win. Enes Kanter had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Knicks, and Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 points.