By Neal A. Lasta , CP Contributor
October 19, 2016|10:40 am


Carmelo Anthony will have to think things over should he wish to win a championship in the NBA.

The New York Knicks and Boston Celtics will face each other in an NBA Preseason match on October 19, 7:30 PM at Madison Square Garden. This upcoming game is a re-match from their previous game back in October 15, which was won by the Celtics.

Knicks Preseason Performance

The New York Knicks have a decent 2-2 standing in this 2016 NBA Preseason games. Their first match was against the Houston Rockets; a losing effort with a final score of 103-130. James Harden led all scorers in that match with 28 points. That game was played at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

In their second preseason game, the Knicks won against the Brooklyn Nets with a score of 116-98. The game was played in the Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, New York. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers in that game with 16 points.

In their third preseason game, the Knicks faced the Washington Wizards and won with a score of 90-88. The game was played at the Madison Square Garden as well. Finally, their last match prior to this upcoming game was against the Boston Celtics, which they lost with a score of 119-107.

Celtics Preseason Performance

The Boston Celtics have a very successful pre-season thus far, with an excellent record of 5-1. Their only loss was in the first game against the Philadelphia 76ers, which was played at the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The succeeding games were back to back wins against Charlotte Hornets, both in convincing fashion as well, a win against Brooklyn Nets with a score of 100-97, a victory over the New York Knicks in their first preseason meeting, and another win in their rematch against the Nets with a score of 120-99.

The upcoming game against the New York Knicks will be the Celtics' last preseason game before the 2016-17 NBA regular season.

In their previous match against the Knicks, R.J. Hunter led the Celtics in terms of points with 17. Hunter is a 28th overall pick during the 2015 draft. Last season, Hunter averaged 2.7 points, 1.0 rebound and 0.4 assists per game, on 8.8 minutes played per game.

Preseason Schedules

After the rematch with Boston, the New York Knicks will have one more preseason game before the start of the regular season. This game will be against the Brooklyn Nets. The game will be played on October 20, 2016, 7:30 PM ET, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Around the league, there are 18 preseason games left before teams practice for the 2016-17 regular season, which will begin in October 26. The last match is between the Portland Trail Blazers and the Golden State Warriors.