Jan 6, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) makes a game-winning three point basket during the fourth quarter as Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) defends at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks made a ridiculous 25-point comeback to beat the 108-105 Boston Celtics on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden, and they closed out the comeback in amazing fashion.

With the game tied 105-105 and 1.5 seconds remaining, New York’s RJ Barrett nailed a banked in a crazy buzzer-beating three for the Knicks win. The game-winning shot came after Boston’s Jayson Tatum — who had 36 points — nailed a jumper to tie the game.

While Barrett produced the big highlight that will be remembered by Knicks fans for years to come, Evan Fournier was the star of the game.

Fournier went off for a career-high 41 points, topping his previous career-high of 32 points. He also tied a Knicks franchise record — held by J.R. Smith — of 10 three-pointers. This also happened against the team he played for last season, continuing his dominance against his former team in the 2021-22 campaign.

This loss summarizes how things are going for the 18-21 Celtics this season, and the Knicks (19-20) are playing better basketball after a 12-16 start.

Here’s a look at how the NBA world has reacted to the Knicks’ comeback, the Celtics’ collapse, and Fournier’s career-best performance:


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