How about that for a season opener?
The historic franchises of the Knicks and Celtics opened up their 75th seasons against each other and boy did they not disappoint. A combined 272 points – the second-most combined points in an NBA season opener and 58 minutes of actions later, New York came out on top 138-134.
Julius Randle’s near triple-double of 35 points, nine assists, eight rebounds combined with 32 points from Evan Fournier helped New York overcome a career-high and franchise record for a season opener of 46 points from Jaylen Brown.
The thrilling clash had incredible back-and-forth action with no team really running away with the game.
The game had basketball Twitter buzzing including grabbing a reaction from LeBron James and WNBA great Sue Bird.
This game is wild!! The garden rocking! No way anybody gone be able to get out the bed tomorrow though! Lol. Burnt 🥵 toast
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 21, 2021