The Boston Celtics gave themselves a bit more breathing room in terms of the Eastern Conference NBA playoff standings with a 110-94 win over New York on Sunday. Isaiah Thomas led his team to the latest victory and had five teammates also contribute double-digits in scoring. Meanwhile, the Knicks continued their downward spiral towards another postseason outside of the playoffs looking in. Here's a look at the Boston Celtics vs. NY Knicks game recap from Sunday.

Boston vs. New York recap

Sunday's win for Boston was their 50th of the season, led by Isaiah Thomas' 19 points and six assists. Thomas went 6-for-11 from the floor including 4-for-9 on his three-point attempts, while also grabbing two rebounds and getting one steal.

He had five teammates who also chipped in as rookie Jaylen Brown had 16 points, Al Horford and Marcus Smart each had 14 points, while Kelly Olynyk and Terry Rozier each had 12 apiece. The Celtics shot an impressive 55.6 percent for their field goals and outrebounded NY 41-32 in the win.

Leading the way for the Knicks in the losing effort was Courtney Lee. The veteran journeyman put up a total of 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting. Kristaps Porzingis added 14 points, while new starting center Willie Hernangomez had 12 as he takes over the spot now that Joakim Noah is sidelined for the rest of the season. The Knicks shot just 38.8 percent from the floor today and played without Noah, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose for the nationally-televised game.

NBA standings & what's next

With today's big victory, the Boston Celtics move to 50-27 for their season. That keeps Boston atop the Eastern Conference standings as they're ahead of the Cleveland Cavs by a full game with five left on their schedule. The two teams will meet up in a pivotal game on Wednesday night in Boston, starting at 8 p.m.

Eastern Time on ESPN.

The latest loss puts the NY Knicks at a record of 29-48 for the season. New York is already statistically eliminated from even being a contender for a playoff spot, and will likely be amongst the top 10 teams in the NBA Draft this June. They'll look to bounce back from today's loss on Tuesday with a home game against the Chicago Bulls starting at 8 p.m.

Eastern Time.

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