Returning back home to the Garden wasn’t enough to help the Celtics (36-34) avoid a fifth straight loss. Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith combined for 61 points, as the Knicks (43-26) defeated Boston 100-85. The Celtics have managed to survive to date without their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo, but his absence was hard-felt tonight. [...]

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