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    Rozier posts triple-double in first start for injured Irving as Celtics maul Knicks

    Feb 1, 2018
    Terry Rozier had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start. AP

    BOSTON — Terry Rozier filled in nicely for Kyrie Irving, logging his first career triple-double in his first NBA start and leading the Boston Celtics over the New York Knicks, 103-73, on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

    Rozier had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start, joining Tony Wroten for Philadelphia on Nov. 13, 2013, according to Elias Sports Bureau. Irving was sidelined by a bruised right quadriceps after he got hurt during Monday's win in Denver.

    Marcus Morris scored 21 points for the Celtics, and Jayson Tatum had 15. Al Horford and Jaylen Brown scored 14 apiece.

    Morris left late in the third quarter with a bruised left hip.

    Enes Kanter had 17 points and 17 rebounds for the Knicks, and Kristaps Porzingis scored 16. 

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    Terry Rozier had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists to become the second player in NBA history with a triple-double in his first start. AP
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