No, you aren’t experiencing déjà vu. Evan Fournier really has just been that good against the Boston Celtics this season.
Thursday was no exception, with the Knicks wing dropping a career-high 41 points in New York’s 108-105 victory, willing his team to an impressive comeback.
The performance — rounded out by eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block — was one of Fournier’s bests of the season. Good timing in a close game against his old team, but it’s also a trend.
In three games against Boston this season, Fournier has averaged 35.0 points, 6.7 3-point field goals, a 55.4% field goal percentage and 54.1% from 3-point range.
As noted by StatMuse, that’s a significant uptick in production.
Fournier’s averages against everyone else? He has 11.7 points, 2.3 3-point attempts and shooting averages of 38.6% from the field and 35.5%
Call them all revenge games, maybe, but we’re not sure what the Celtics did to Fournier to deserve this type of beat down.