RJ Barrett’s game-winner completes Knicks’ huge comeback over Celtics

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 New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) makes a game-winning three point basket during the fourth quarter as Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) defends at Madison Square Garden.

New York Knicks guard RJ Barrett (9) makes a game-winning three point basket during the fourth quarter as Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) defends at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

RJ Barrett banked a 3-pointer at the buzzer Thursday night to cap a historic comeback by the host New York Knicks, who overcame a 25-point deficit to stun the Boston Celtics 108-105.

After Jayson Tatum tied the game for the Celtics by draining a fall-away shot with 1.5 seconds left, the Knicks called timeout. Barrett then took the inbounds pass from Alec Burks, dribbled once and hit a 25-footer with Tatum’s hand in his face.

Evan Fournier fueled the comeback — the biggest for the Knicks since they overcame a 26-point deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks on March 14, 2004. He scored a career-high 41 points, including the 21-footer that tied the game…

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