Immanuel Quickley Comes Through for New York Knicks in 2OT Win Over Boston Celtics

The New York Knicks picked up their ninth-straight win in dramatic fashion on Sunday night, topping the Boston Celtics 131-129 in double overtime. Immanuel Quickley was the surprising hero of the night, compiling 38 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, four steals, and two blocks in the best game of his young career.

Quickley hit 15 of his 28 field goal attempts, including five of 12 from three, over a colossal 55 minutes played. His 38 points were a career-high and a wild outlier, given his play since entering the NBA as the 25th pick of the 2020 Draft. For the season, he's averaging a mere 13.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.1 steals per game with a .577 true shooting percentage. For his career, he has 12.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game to his name.

The win lifted the Knicks to 39-27 and fifth in the Eastern Conference. Given their current hot streak (12-2 since the beginning of February), they'll have a chance to climb even higher in the coming weeks. They have a serious chance to be a genuinely disruptive team in the playoffs: they've now defeated the second-seeded Boston Celtics in three straight games.

The Knicks will host the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday night.

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