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Knicks roll to 90-76 victory over Celtics for 3-0 lead in series

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    New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony grabs a pass over Boston Celtics' Jeff Green (8) during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni (9) looks to get around Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass (30) tries to get a rebound over New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks' Raymond Felton (2) gets a high-five from a teammate as Boston Celtics' Doc Rivers walks onto the court after calling a time out during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, April 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass lands in the lap of Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca during the second quarter of Game 3 of a first round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks, Friday, April 26, 2013, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)The Associated Press

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks moved to the brink of their first playoff series victory in 13 years, routing the Boston Celtics 90-76 on Friday night in Game 3 of the first-round series.

Quickly taking out the crowd out of it in the first NBA game here since the Boston Marathon bombings, the Knicks built a 16-point halftime lead and now are on the verge of taking out the Celtics.

Raymond Felton added 15 points and 10 assists for the Knicks, who haven't advanced in the playoffs since reaching the 2000 Eastern Conference finals. They will go for the sweep here Sunday afternoon.

Jeff Green scored 21 points for the Celtics, who will try to become the first NBA team to win a series after trailing 3-0.