“Best win of the year”- Twitter goes crazy as the New York Knicks come back from a 25 point deficit

New York Knicks rally late in the game to take it away from the Boston Celtics

New York Knicks comeback win over the Boston Celtics
New York Knicks comeback win over the Boston Celtics

The New York Knicks come back from down-25 to secure a win over the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night. The Knicks win the game 108-105 at the buzzer thanks to a bank three from RJ Barrett.

The New York Knicks
The New York Knicks

The New York Knicks struggled throughout the game always getting beaten to the punch. They were down by as much as 25 points late in the 2nd quarter. They were able to cut that down to 16 by the end of the first half, trailing 47-63. By the end of the 3rd quarter, they were still down by seven, 77-84.

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It took an offensive rally plus a defensive lockdown for the Knicks to be able to come back late into the 4th quarter. With 4:04 remaining in the 4th quarter, Evan Fournier made a 22-foot jumper to tie the game 96 apiece, off the assist from Immanuel Quickley.

New York Knicks comeback win over Boston Celtics
New York Knicks comeback win over Boston Celtics

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From thereon, it was a back and forth game until the last 1.5 seconds left on the clock and the score was 105 apiece. The Knicks had the ball to be inbounded. Alec Burks passed the ball straight to RJ Barrett who made a 25-foot highly contested three-pointer, which banked in, taking the Knicks ahead 108-105 at the buzzer.

Twitter reacts to the New York Knicks comeback win

The Knicks fans on Twitter let the world know how their feelings and emotions after this comeback victory. It is their biggest comeback victory since 2004.

For the Boston Celtics, Jayson Tatum had 36 points, nine assists, and went 12-21 from the field. Jaylen Brown had 16 points, while Marcus Smart had 14 for the night. Dennis Schroder contributed with 20 points off the bench. Another impressive performance was from Robbie Williams III, who blocked seven shots today.

For the Knicks, Evan Fournier had a career night with 41 points, Julius Randle had 22, and RJ Barrett had 13 for the night. Immanuel Quickley also chipped in with 16 off the bench. Fournier was the star of the night being +18 for the Knicks in the game.

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