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  • November 14, 2017 6:14 PM PST

    BOSTON -- Carmelo Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as the New York Knicks opened a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth straight win, 116-92 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Denver Broncos Jerseys . Tim Hardaway Jr. added 22 points, J.R. Smith 13 and Cole Aldrich had 12 with 10 rebounds in his first career start for the Knicks, who are making a charge for the Eastern Conferences eighth and final playoff spot. The victory moved the Knicks into ninth place, a half-game ahead of Detroit, which lost in Toronto on Wednesday. They are three games behind eighth-place Atlanta. Jeff Green led Boston with 27 points. Kris Humphries and Jerryd Bayless each had 15 for the Celtics, who have lost nine of 12. The Celtics were without guard Rajon Rondo, who was rested on the second of consecutive night games in his comeback from a right knee injury that ended his season last year in January. The Knicks, who led by 20 at the half and had opened a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, saw their advantage sliced to 84-75 on Greens 3-pointer with 1:12 left in the third, but Hardaways free throw gave them a 10-point edge entering the final quarter. Pablo Prigioni then made a 3 in the opening minute of the fourth and Boston never closed it back into single digits the rest of the way. New York led 68-48 at halftime. The Knicks went 9 of 10 on 3-point attempts and shot 60.5 per cent overall (26 of 43) in the opening half. Boston was just 2 of 7 on 3s. New York never trailed and opened a double-digit lead just 4 1/2 minutes into the game behind three 3-point field goals by Anthony. The Knicks shot 63.6 per cent in the opening quarter and led 36-24 after one. They didnt let up in the second, keeping their lead in double digits the entire way to halftime. They pushed it to 57-37 on Hardaways fastbreak dunk midway into the quarter and opened their biggest lead of the half 68-44 on Hardaways fadaway jumper late in the quarter. NOTES: New York coach Mike Woodson talked about his teams struggles due to injuries this season before the game but said, "Im not one to complain. Im going to keep on pushing guys to try and get over the hump and see if we can get this eighth (playoff) spot." ... It was the fourth and final meeting of the season between the teams. They split the series. ... Knicks C Tyson Chandler missed his second straight game due to "person reasons." ... New Yorks F/C Amare Stoudemire was also rested, forcing Woodson to give Aldrich the start. ... The Knicks first-half point total was the most Bostons allowed at home since 2005. Emmanuel Sanders Jersey . In the opener of the World Group first-round series, world No. 18 Kei Nishikori defeated Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont. DeMarcus Ware Jersey . Ramirez is still hitting behind Puig, only now they are in the third and fourth spots, and the change is starting to generate positive results for manager Don Mattingly.HAMBURG, Germany -- Leonardo Mayer of Argentina upset the seventh-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-5, 6-4 to reach the Hamburg Open final on Saturday. The 46th-ranked Mayer converted four of his seven break chances. He did not drop a set in five matches on his way to the ffinal, where he will play top seed David Ferrer or 17-year-old Alexander Zverev, who is playing in his hometown tournament. A.J. Derby Jersey. Mayer is bidding for his first ATP title after losing in his maiden final to Fabio Fognini at Vina del Mar in February. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '