NEW YORK (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added
32, and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics' playoff-record 20 assists as
Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96 on Friday night to take a
3-0 in their first-round playoff series.
Rondo also had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who
pulled out two close games in Boston but never trailed in this one,
dominating the first playoff game at Madison Square Garden in seven
years. They will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon, and no NBA team
has ever lost a series after winning the first three games.
Carmelo Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds but shot 4 for 16
for the Knicks, who haven't won a playoff game in a decade. Amare
Stoudemire was just 2 for 8 for seven points while battling back
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