Anthony heats up as Knicks now prepare for trip to Boston.
The New York Knicks sealed a 87-71 win over the Boston Celtics at the Garden on Tuesday night to secure a 2-0 series lead.
Carmelo Anthony went for 34 points while newly crowned Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith had 19 off the bench as the Knicks put on a strong second-half display to out-score Boston for the second time in this opening round play-off series.
New York trailed 48-42 at the break, however they seized control of the game in the third by outscoring the Celtics 32-11 before seeing it out in the fourth.
Raymond Felton continues to be a vital component of the Knicks roster, as he added 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists and no turnovers.
In contrast, it was a tough night for the Celtics, with Paul PIerce leading the scoring with 18 points. Kevin Garnett added 12, but it was a second-half shooting slump that saw them unable to stay in the game.
The Knicks have now won consecutive play-off games for the first time since the Eastern Conference Finals versus Indiana in 2000. They will be hoping to make it three in a row in Boston on Friday.