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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a basket in the fourth (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a basket in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Game 1: Knicks 85, Celtics 78

The Knicks beat the Celtics, 85-78, in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series opener on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks pumps his fist
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks pumps his fist after assisting on a basket against the Boston Celtics scored by teammate Kenyon Martin during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Fans celebrate after Carmelo Anthony hits a fourth-quarter
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Fans celebrate after Carmelo Anthony hits a fourth-quarter basket against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on April 20, 2013.

Carmelo Anthony pumps his fist after assisting on
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony pumps his fist after assisting on a basket against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

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Carmelo Anthony celebrates a fourth quarter basket against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a fourth quarter basket against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony pumps his fist after assisting on
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony pumps his fist after assisting on a basket against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a fourth quarter basket against
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a fourth quarter basket against the Boston Celtics with teammate Raymond Felton during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin celebrate after a
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony and Kenyon Martin celebrate after a timeout in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a basket in the fourth
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony celebrates a basket in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

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The Knicks huddle around Carmelo Anthony after defeating
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

The Knicks huddle around Carmelo Anthony after defeating the Boston Celtics during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (April 20, 2013)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on from the bench during
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Amar'e Stoudemire looks on from the bench during a game against the Boston Celtics. (April 20, 2013)

Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and Jason Kidd celebrate
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Carmelo Anthony, Kenyon Martin and Jason Kidd celebrate after defeating the Boston Celtics. (April 20, 2013)

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony goes up for a
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Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony goes up for a layup as Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green defends during the first half. (April 20, 2013)

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