NEW YORK (AP) Paul Pierce scored 23 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks 102-96 on Monday night in a heated first meeting of the season between the Atlantic Division rivals.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Timberwolves have been saying all season the playoffs are the goal this year. Now they're banking on it.
NEW YORK (AP) Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended again, with coach Doc Rivers wondering if it's as much for Rondo's reputation as the incident.
ATLANTA (AP) Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for inappropriate interaction with game officials following Saturday night's game against Boston.