Joe Mazzulla of the Celtics on the Knicks foul differential: "That wasn't the same as (Sixers) game"

The Celtics were focused on mounting a comeback, but they were never able to gain enough momentum to make a significant run

The 3-pointers weren't falling, and it was obvious that the Celtics' anger was starting to get to them.

With a few minutes left in the game, Jayson Tatum was sent off in part due to the refereeing.

Tatum claimed that he believed he had been fouled while attempting a 3-point shot

The Celtics only attempted 14 free throws compared to the Knicks' 34 attempts

In their victory over the Sixers, the C's also had a comparable free throw differential.