Madison Square Garden in the Big Apple was absolutely lit Wednesday night as the New York Knicks hosted the conference-rival Boston Celtics in the 2021-22 season opener for both squads.
Spike Lee was on hand. Jaylen Brown dominated for his Celtics after a long battle with COVID-19. Fans were prepping for a dramatic early-season game on Broadway.
The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics did not disappoint with the home team coming out on top by the score of 138-134 in double overtime.
The drama unfolded toward the end of regulation with New York holding a six-point lead and possessing the ball with 30 seconds left. That’s when it seemed like the Knicks were going to be the same, old Knicks.
Up three with just under five seconds left, New York opted not to foul. Instead, it let the Celtics push the ball to the other end of the court where Marcus Smart hit an open three-pointer to force overtime.