Celts Role Players Beat Knicks Bench Gang In Tune-up For Playoffs Showdown

Celtics and Knicks rest for 1st round of playoffs

By JIMMY GOLEN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Avery Bradley scored a career-high 20 points as
Boston's “B” team beat the Knicks' second string 112-102 on
Wednesday night in a regular-season finale both teams used to rest
their starters, instead of as a tuneup for their first-round
playoff matchup.
      Glen “Big Baby” Davis had 17 points and eight rebounds, and
Sasha Pavlovic added a season-high 19 points as the Celtics snapped
a two-game losing streak despite resting their starters for the
second straight game.
      Amare Stoudemire played 20 minutes and scored 14 points for New
York, which will return to Boston to open the Eastern Conference
postseason on Sunday night.
      
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