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Watch: Bank is open for R.J. Barrett at the buzzer as Knicks down Celtics

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 06: RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks drives against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 06, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 06: RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks drives against Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 06, 2022 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The New York Knicks defeated the Boston Celtics 108-105 in Madison Square Garden on Thursday on a clutch three-pointer by R.J. Barrett.

The New York Knicks once again defeated the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden, but they did not need two overtimes to do it. Well, R.J. Barrett ensured that never happened.

With the game tied at 105 points apiece and 1.5-seconds on the board, Julius Randle inbounded the ball to Barrett, who had Jayson Tatum defending him. That was no issue for Barrett, as he let go of his shot behind the three-point line, and it went in to give New York the victory.

This season, the Knicks are simply magic when they face theCeltics at home. This clutch shot from Barrett is proof of that.

RJ Barrett game winner: Fan angle is even better

The courtside angle of R.J. Barrett’s game-winning bank shot is ice cold.

The Knicks completed a 25-point comeback for the win. Somehow, someway, Celtics fans knew this was going to happen.

RJ Barrett full name

Call RJ Barrett by his full name, damnit. The man has earned it after a ridiculous fadeaway to defeat the Celtics.


By the way, what is Barrett’s name? That would be Rowan Alexander to you.

Maple Mamba: What happened to RJ Barrett’s former nickname?

Barrett ditched his former nickname, the Maple Mamba, in honor of Kobe Bryant after the NBA great’s tragic death in 2020.

“I don’t want to get called that anymore. Somebody great like that, to lose him in that way, is really sad,” Barrett said. “Even to this day you just think about it and it keeps replaying in my mind. It’s tough.”

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