clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

VIDEO: Paul Pierce's Game-Winner Propels Celtics Past Knicks, 118-116

Rivalry renewed? It what the biggest game in years between longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics edged the New York Knicks, 118-116, thanks to a Paul Pierce jumper with just 0.4 seconds left.

Pierce, isolated with Amar'e Stoudemire on a high screen, hit a step-back jumper from the right side to give Boston a slim two-point lead with under a half second to play. It was still nearly enough time for the Knicks to pull out the win though -- Stoudemire made a three-point shot from the top of the arc, but it was a fraction of a second too late.

Now, all of those words in moving picture form, thanks to Jose over at CelticsBlog

The win improved Boston's win streak to 11 while at the same time snapping New York's own eight-game streak. Stoudemire's 39 points led all scorers, while Pierce's 32 paced the Celtics. Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 14 assists.