Celtics Lose First Preseason Game to Knicks at Madison Square Garden

By BRIAN MAHONEY=
AP Basketball Writer=
       NEW YORK (AP) _ Derrick Williams scored 19 points in another strong performance and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 101-95 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in the preseason.

        The No. 2 overall pick of the 2011 draft who struggled in Minnesota and Sacramento just missed his third straight 20-point game and made a 3-pointer with 2:11 left after the Celtics had closed within two points.       

  Isaiah Thomas scored 13 in Boston’s first preseason loss.