Dec 9, 2013 at 1am UK at ​Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
FT
114
73
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
34
24
34
22
11
20
25
17

Result: Boston Celtics smash New York Knicks at MSG

The Boston Celtics annihilate the New York Knicks by 41 points at Madison Square Garden in Sunday's early NBA game.

The Boston Celtics have extended their advantage in the Atlantic Division by handing the New York Knicks their third-worst home loss ever with a 41-point win at Madison Square Garden.

Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks watch on against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2013© Getty Images

The Celtics scored 12 unanswered points to start the game before the first quarter finished with a lopsided scoreline of 34-11 in the visitors' favour.

The second quarter was closer but still the Celtics went in at half time with a 27-point advantage, with Jordan Crawford and Jeff Green leading the scorers.

As in the first quarter, the Celtics scored 34 in the third as they stretched their lead to 36.

The fourth was a lower-scoring contest as the game finished 114-73, with Crawford, who also contributed seven assists and three rebounds, finishing on 23 points to lead all scorers.

New York's top scorer was Carmelo Anthony, who managed 19 points on 5-15 shooting.

The Celtics improve to 10-12, while New York remain bottom of the Atlantic Division on 5-14.

New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony in action against Indiana Pacers on May 16, 2013
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