Behind superhuman efforts by Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo the Celtics throttled the Knicks 113-96. And the game wasn't even that close.
Pierce was lethal. He had 38 points on 14-19 FG. That's 74%.
Ray was silky smooth. 32 points, 8-11 3FG.
Rajon Rondo did a little bit of everything. Make that a lot of everything. 15 points, 20 assists and 11 rebounds. The 20 assists is a Celtics franchise playoff record.
The Celtics were in control of this game from start to finish. They raced out to a 22-5 start. They withstood a couple of Knicks runs throughout the game.
This game was sealed in the 3rd quarter where Boston outscored NY 34-19. Jermaine O'Neal (6 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks) played some ferocious defense.
The bench is still shaky (a collective -56). Delonte West and Glen Davis are out of snyc.
Carmelo Anthony shot 4-16.