RJ Barrett took a wild 3 at the buzzer to beat Boston

The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks have met twice in Madison Square Garden this season and both games have produced exciting comebacks and late-game fireworks. Either way, the Knicks erased a double-digit lead and followed Evan Fournier’s lead to an eventual victory, the first time requiring double overtime in the season opener and, on Thursday, making the work in the settlement.

The Celtics led by up to 25 points in the first half and took a 16-point advantage at the break, but for the third time this season Evan Fournier broke against his former employer. This time, Fournier made 10 three-pointers on his way to a new career high with 41 points, leading the Knicks offense as he took absolute fire and seemingly couldn’t miss from the bottom of the second half. .

The two teams traded buckets on the stretch, and a few shaky Knicks free throws gave Boston a real chance to win or force OT. After Julius Randle split a pair of free throws into one, Jayson Tatum, who had 36 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the loss, tied it with a magnificent pull-up.

With 1.5 seconds on the clock, the Knicks took a timeout and advanced the ball, sending it back to RJ Barrett, who had an otherwise tough offensive night but was able to cash in a ridiculous three-game winner to send the Garden into a frenzy.

The last time the Knicks did this, we got the gift of “Bing Bong” and this legendary video from Sidetalk NYC. We’ll just have to see if there’s more to come this time around.

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