Celtics 114, Knicks 73: Jordan Crawford hit a career-high six 3-pointers en route to 23 points and dished out seven assists as visiting Boston blasted New York for its third consecutive win.
Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Jeff Green and Brandon Bass added 16 apiece for the Celtics, who have won six of their last eight to surge to the top of the weak Atlantic Division. Avery Bradley contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for Boston.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points on 5-of-15 shooting to lead the Knicks, who had won two straight games by 30 or more points but were never in this one. Amar'e Stoudemire added 17 points and Metta World Peace scored 12 for New York, which shot 25.7 percent in the first half and 34.2 percent overall while suffering the third-worst home loss in franchise history.
New York missed its first eight shots as Boston raced out to a 12-0 lead and extended it to 18-1 before the Knicks made their first field goal. It was already getting out of hand when the Celtics rattled off a 12-2 run to end the half and take a 58-31 lead into the break.
The Celtics picked up where they left off after halftime, scoring the first eight points of the third quarter and extending the lead to 92-56 entering the final stanza. The 41-point final margin was Boston's second-largest against the Knicks - the Celtics beat New York by 45 in 2007.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The margin of victory was the largest for the Celtics since a 108-63 win at Sacramento on Dec. 28, 2008. … Crawford is averaging 23.3 points over the past three games. … Boston improved to 6-0 when scoring 100 or more points and has hit triple digits in three straight games.