Carmelo Anthony caught first in the first and fourth quarters, putting up 36 points to win the first game of a playoff series for the first time in New York since 2001. It was a big performance from New York's star forward as Amare Stoudemire was out and Tyson Chandler was virtually irrelevant. But, thanks to some big plays from Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin — plus the offensive genius of Melo in the last quarter — the Knicks were able to take game one 85-78.
Knicks hold Celtics to eight fourth-quarter points, take Game 1 from the Celtics 85-78. Carmelo Anthony with 36 points for New York.
— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) April 20, 2013
Hoops Houdini RT @jpdabrams: Carmelo Anthony could get off a shot while in a straight jacket
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) April 20, 2013
— Artem (@nbarocksstc) April 20, 2013
Not sure I've seen a better tough shot maker than Carmelo Anthony.
— DeAntae Prince (@DeAntae) April 20, 2013
Carmelo Anthony has 28 points. The four other Knicks starters: 13 points.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) April 20, 2013