Avery Bradley made a layup, then Green hit a pair of free throws to make it a four-point game. It was 79-75 when Anthony made a 13-footer and then followed Pierce’s missed 3-pointer with a 3 from the top of the key. He then stripped Pierce going to the basket, and Smith converted a three-point play at the other end — Green fouled out on the play — to make it 87-75.
Notes: Lines of fans were still waiting to get through the increased security at 7:20, about 10 minutes after the game started. ... Garnett’s six points in the first quarter were twice as much as the rest of Boston’s players combined as the Knicks took a 24-10 lead into the second quarter. ... The Celtics were 4 for 16 from the floor in the first and missed all six of their 3-point attempts. The Knicks also outrebounded Boston 13-7 in the period. ... Boston shot 23.5 percent in the first half. ... The Knicks made 5 of 6 3-pointers in the third quarter.