The Celtics lost to the Knicks, 104-101, in a back-and-forth battle in New York. Danilo Gallinai led all players with 31 points. Earl Barron, who recently signed a 10-day contract with the Knicks, posted a double-double with 17 points and 18 rebounds. Ray Allen led the Celtics with 17 points. The Celtics failed to move up in the Eastern Conference standings after the Atlanta Hawks lost to the Charlotte Bobcats.