Best Twitter Reactions to Boston Celtics' Preseason Win vs. Knicks

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Best Twitter Reactions to Boston Celtics' Preseason Win vs. Knicks
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The Boston Celtics finally got a win under new head coach Brad Stevens last night as they cruised by the Melo-less Knicks 111-81. 

Boston, who entered last night's contest at 0-3 in the preseason, got help from rookie Kelly Olynyk, who scored 15 and grabbed six boards. Believe it or not, Olynyk's 15 points were enough to lead all Boston scorers, which is hypothetically a good sign for Celtics fans.

The score of last night's game shouldn't be a cause for concern for Knicks fans, as New York rested Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Raymond Felton and Metta World Peace. 

Here are some of the best Twitter reactions from those who watched this preseason tuneup. 

The Celtics also benefited from a solid performance by Jordan Crawford, who went five of seven from the field for 13 points, including 3-of-5 from long-range. Crawford got out to a hot start, netting seven points in the game's first quarter. And apparently, Crawford wanted to make sure he got his name in the paper. 

Things weren't quite as cheery among the Knicks media contingency. Robert Silverman of and the New York Times had some snide commentary as the Knicks' second unit got embarrassed by the Celtics. 

One bright spot for the Knicks was the statement game delivered by Ike Diogu. Diogu dropped a game-high 21 points in a last-ditch effort to become a part of the Knicks' regular-season rotation. 

Toure Murry also made a case for a roster spot. Murry had 16 points, and the Knicks were plus-three when he was on the floor. 

It's hard to explicate too much from an NBA preseason game. And Celtics head coach Brad Stevens certainly understands that wins in the preseason don't always translate to wins in the regular season.

Instead, both teams got to see how some of their new players can produce when given the extra minutes, and for guys like Diogu and Murry, it could make all the difference. 

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