Boston Celtics defeat New York Knicks, 109-93

NEW YORK - The East and West coaches with the best winning percentage in their conference as of Feb.

3 earn the right of coaching in the NBA All-Star Game Feb. 17. Because of the Celtics' dominance, they were able to clinch the honor for Doc Rivers and his staff yesterday, long before the deadline.

The Celtics' 109-93 victory over the Knicks yesterday pushed their NBA-best record to 33-6, with five games to be played before Feb. 3. The second-best team in the East, Detr...

NEW YORK - By the disappointment in coach Doc Rivers's voice and face, you would have thought the Celtics were thoroughly beaten yesterday. Actually, they hammered the Knicks, 109-93, at a sold-out Madison Square Garden. But since the Celtics let their mouths do as much talking as their game, Rivers was far from happy.

"That was all on us," said the coach. "I was disappointed in us today, I really was."

Celtics center Kendrick Perkins scored a career-high 24 points, ...