The Boston Celtics crushed the New York Knicks in a 114-73 victory. Boston opened the game on a 12-0 run and led by as many as 45 points. New York shot just 34 percent through the game while Boston made 54 percent of their field goal attempts. Boston never lost the lead, going wire-to-wire against the Knicks.
Jordan Crawford finished with a game-high 23 points and seven assists. All five of Boston's starters reached double-digit scoring. Avery Bradley notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
New York was outscored 34-11 in the first quarter and never bounced back from the slow start. Carmelo Anthony shot 5-of-15 from the floor for a team-high 19 points. Iman Shumpert and Raymond Felton were both scoreless, combining for 0-12 shooting, two assists and two rebounds.
Andrea Bargnani made one of his seven shot attempts, along with J.R. Smith making one of his five attempts. Mike Woodson adjusted the Knicks' starting lineup at halftime by starting Amar'e Stoudemire, who went five-for-seven from the field for 17 points in 17 minutes.