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NBA: The New York Knicks ended their five-game losing streak by defeating the Boston Celtics on Sunday.© TSWT

The New York Knicks broke their five-game NBA release streak in emphatic style on Sunday, keeping the host Celtics on a low season tally in a 105-75 win. Julius Randle scored 20 points and took down 12 rebounds, and RJ Barrett added 19 points and 11 boards for the Knicks, which ruined Celtics All-Star guard Kemba Walker’s season debut, missing the first 11 games with a left knee injury. Walker left in the third quarter with an obvious rib injury, but said he was happy to be back.

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“It felt really good to be there,” Walker said. “I kind of forgot how good it feels to be there.”

Jaylen Brown led the Celtics by 25 points, while Eastern Conference leader Boston was left without Jayson Tatum, who remained in Covid-19 quarantine.

The Knicks never got behind, pushing their lead to a whopping 11 in the first quarter and 15 in the second.

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They opened the second half with a score of 10-0 and led a whopping 37 before it was over.

Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said that although his team was stuck in a losing streak, he liked what he saw in practice.

“I like the approach and I like the attitude of the guys we had today,” said Thibodeau. “A lot of guys stepped up and played really well today.”

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens, meanwhile, said the game was not representative of Boston.

“We had a clunker,” Stevens said. “You try to have as little of it as possible.”

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