The Boston Celtics have controlled the pace during this first-round series vs. the New York Knicks.

Hasn't helped.

They controlled the boards Friday in their playoff home opener.

Didn't matter.

The Knicks are playing too well right now, overwhelming the Celtics and storming toward a sweep. This Game 3 90-76 victory was just another showing of their dominance.

Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points, and Raymond Felton had 15 points and 10 assists. But mostly the defense was the difference. The Knicks had 14 steals and held the Celtics to 40.0% shooting.