Also, Kenyon Martin returned after missing five games with a left-ankle injury and re-sprained the ankle in the first half. Martin had earlier aggravated the injury against the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 16.
The Knicks said he was available to return but he did not.
Solid defense: New York held Boston to 39 percent shooting. Through three quarters, Boston had missed 12 of 15 3s. This Celtics performance was a far cry from what the Knicks saw in early December, when Boston beat them by 41.