The Celtics are finally playing like the team that everyone expected them to be two months ago. They won their fourth straight, pounding the Knicks 128-100 last night at the Garden. The Bruins are going the other way, losing their third straight, 3-2, to the Lightning in Tampa.

The bad news for the Celtics was that Kyrie Irving, who lead the way with 22 points, left the game with a sore right shoulder.

The Bruins got defenseman Charlie McAvoy back, but still struggled without Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller.

WATCH: Celtics blow out Knicks

WATCH: Bruins come up short vs. Lightning