Boston, MA (Sports Network) - The New York Knicks used another dominant half to guide them to victory.
This time it was during the opening 24 minutes.
Carmelo Anthony netted 26 points and the Knicks took a commanding 3-0 series lead following a 90-76 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference first-round series.
Raymond Felton added 15 points and 10 assists for New York, which is a win away from advancing past the first round since sweeping the Toronto Raptors during the 1999-2000 season.
The Celtics committed to double-teaming Anthony in the first half and the Knicks made them pay from beyond the arc, where they went 7-of-14 from 3-point range.
New York took a 47-31 advantage into the break and was never seriously threatened in the second half.