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Blog: Knicks lose to Celtics, trail 3-0

Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks

Amar'e Stoudemire #1 of the New York Knicks walks towards the bench with his head down against the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (April 22, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

Playing in their first home playoff game since 2004, the Knicks couldn't get the job done, losing to the Celtics 113-96.

The loss dropped New York into a 3-0 hole in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Amar'e Stoudemire struggled throughout the night, clearly hobbled by a back injury sustained in Game 2. Carmelo Anthony also failed to replicate his Game 2 performance, finishing with just 15 points.

Ray Allen (32 points) and Paul Pierce (38 points) led the way for Boston.

For a full analysis of the game and postgame comments see Alan Hahn's story.

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