Derrick White showcased his scoring prowess with a season-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics (16-5) to a 133-123 triumph over the New York Knicks (12-9) on Friday night.

Kristaps Porzingis, returning after a four-game absence, contributed 21 points to Boston’s victory.

In a dynamic offensive display, Jayson Tatum added 25 points, six rebounds, and five assists, maintaining the Celtics’ undefeated record of 10-0 at home.

However, the game saw a late ejection for Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, who scored 17 points before being tossed midway into the final quarter.

Brown’s ejection raised eyebrows, with the player and coach expressing disagreement over the officiating, emphasizing the need for consistent calls.

RJ Barrett and Jalen Brunson led the Knicks with 23 points each, while Julius Randle and Immanuel Quickley contributed 20 and 17 points, respectively.

Following Brown’s ejection, the Knicks mounted a comeback, narrowing the deficit to 119-112. However, Boston responded resiliently, securing the victory with crucial baskets and free throws from White.