The New York Knicks took a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Boston Celtics Saturday with an 85-78 victory at Madison Square Garden.
Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 36 points, shooting 13-for-29 from the field. He shot 4-for-5 from the field in the fourth quarter.
Kenyon Martin contributed 10 points and 9 rebounds off the bench for the Knicks, while Raymond Felton contributed 13 points and 6 assists.
Jeff Green led the Celtics with 26 points, while Paul Pierce scored 21 points, shooting 6-for-15 from the field.
The Knicks and Celtics will play Game 2 at MSG on Tuesday at 8 p.m.