Knicks’ Copeland Provides Spark off Bench
In the Knicks’ 108-89 win over the Celtics, Chris Copeland proved once again that he’s money in extended playing time.
In only 20 minutes, the versatile scoring forward put up 22 points on 6-for-10 shooting and 7-for-9 from the line. He scored from 3-point range, out of the low post, driving to the basket and off pick-and-pops and rolls. He also had five rebounds — three offensive, which led to two putback buckets — and a steal cutting off an Avery Bradley pass.
Copeland credited the team’s improved ball flow as a big factor for his, and the team’s, recent offensive success. Over their past seven games, all wins, the Knicks are shooting nearly 50 percent from the field.