Knicks give fans Christmas gift, open NBA season with 106-104 win over Celtics

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks know it will never be easy against the Celtics. Not beating them in one game, and certainly not beating them for a division title.

ESPN Box Score • Knickerblogger • Posting and Toasting After a ragged first half marred by fouls and turnovers (and atrocious Boston defense), the.

It will be nice to continue today's celebration after a Knicks W. Personally, I would have liked Paul Pierce to play this game. I'm a big fan of measuring stick games early in the season. As a player, I used to love to know where

Carmelo Anthony scored 37 points, including a pair of free throws with the game tied and 16 seconds left, and the New York Knicks survived a seesaw season opener.

Their efforts to acquire Howard took a major hit when Lopez fractured the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot Wednesday in a preseason game against the Knicks. Lopez had been the centerpiece of the Nets' efforts to acquire Howard.