"We knew they were going to come out like that," Anthony said. "They were fighting for dear life."
With leaders such as Pierce and Garnett, the Celtics have "tremendous" pride, Terry said. "Getting swept is something that no man that's been in this league that long wants to do. It's disheartening.
"Now we have to go into a hostile environment and they're going to be trying to get it over with. They don't want to come back here, but we do."
NOTES: Garnett finished with 13 points, 17 rebounds and six assists. ... The Knicks went 7 for 30 on 3-point shots. ... Boston had just three offensive rebounds while the Knicks grabbed 16. ... The Celtics have been swept six times in the 112 playoff series in their history. ... The Knicks were 19-2 in their previous 21 games. The Celtics were 5-14 in their previous 19. ... For the Celtics, Garnett, Green and Brandon Bass each had four fouls five minutes into the third quarter. Bass committed his fifth with 5:10 left in the period and fouled out with 4:27 to go in the game. ... Anthony committed his fourth with 4:08 remaining in the third.
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