EWING LEADS KNICKS PAST CELTICS IN CHRISTMAS DEBUT
No. 2 – The spotlight was on No. 1 pick and rookie center Patrick Ewing, playing in his first Christmas Day against the vaunted Boston Celtics. Boston jumped out to a huge lead and with 6:39 left in the third quarter, they led by 25 points. The Knicks second unitl started to chip away at the lead and then Ewing came back into the game with 9:28 remaining. He proceeded to score 16 points in the next eight minutes, including 12 straight at one point, as the Knicks erased the deficit and forced overtime. The game went into double overtime, and with 4:05 remaining Ewing made a bank shot that put the Knicks up for good, as they went on to win, 113-104. Ewing finished with 32-points (a career-high at the time) and 11 rebounds.
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