An emotional return to Boston ended in disaster for the Boston Celtics. The Knicks took an early lead and never looked back. Pablo Prigioni hit three threes early and added five steals. Carmelo Anthony had 26 points. Ray Felton also had a strong game with 15 points and 10 assists. J.R. Smith added 15 points before being ejected for elbowing Jason terry.
The Celtics paltry point total was a combination of inept Celtic offense and swarming switching Knick defense. For the third straight game, the Celtics scored in the 70s. In this game, Boston struggled in the first half, a departure from the first two games. Only Jeff Green crossed the 20 point mark.
The Knicks won 90-76, but the Celtics were never really in it. New York now has a 3-0 lead.