4 Facts to Know: Knicks at Celtics

The Knicks ship up to Boston where they face a familiar foe in the Celtics.

1 Pulling Ahead

New York is currently tied with Boston in their season series (1-1) after each team won on its home floor. Tonight’s contest will be the third of four meetings this season.

The Celtics cruised to a 110-89 win on Oct. 24 in Boston, while Michael Beasley‘s hot-shooting awoke The Garden in a 102-93 win on Dec. 21.

2 Activate Beas-Mode

In their last meeting, Michael Beasley torched the Celtics for 32 points on 13-20 shooting, 12 rebounds and one assist over 25 minutes.

It marked the forward’s first 30-10 game since April 15, 2015, when he was a member of the Miami Heat.

3 No Kyrie, No Problem

A right quad contusion will keep Kyrie Irving off the hardwood when the Celtics host the Knicks at TD Garden.

This is good news for New York as the prolific point guard is tallying 24.9 points, 5 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.

4 Enes the Menace

Enes Kanter is getting back into his groove after recording his second 20-20 game of the season against the Nets Tuesday.

In his last 10 games, the 6-foot-11 center has averaged 26.6 minutes – recording 15.9 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game on 64% shooting.