NEW YORK (AP) -- Another sizzling start for the Celtics, only this time they kept pouring it on.
By the time they were finished, they had battered the New York Knicks in the most lopsided NBA game this season.
Jordan Crawford made six 3-pointers and scored 23 points, and Boston won its third straight with a 114-73 victory on Sunday.
Jared Sullinger added 21 for the Celtics, who jumped to leads of 12-0, 18-1 and 25-3 and improved their Atlantic Division-leading record to 10-12.
''It was just fun to get a win like that in here because I've been on the other side of it a couple times. It's good to get a win against the division,'' Crawford said.
Boston scored the first 14 points Friday in a victory over Denver, though that one eventually got close.
Not this time.
The Celtics led 58-31 at halftime, then Crawford made four 3-pointers in a 34-point third quarter that extended Boston's lead to 92-56. That's hard to do,'' Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Boston led by as much as 45 and went on to surpass a 38-point victory by the Clippers over Chicago that had been the NBA's biggest victory this season. The Celtics shot 54 percent overall and 56 percent from 3-point range in the rematch of the Knicks' first-round playoff victory last season.
Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points for the Knicks, who had done to them what they had done to their previous two opponents. Their three worst losses of the season have come in their alternate colors.
''I'm not a superstitious guy, so I won't blame it on the 12 o'clock game, I won't blame it on the orange uniforms,'' said Anthony, who won a national championship for the Syracuse Orange. They face Kevin Garnett and Brooklyn Tuesday for the first time in the regular season since last summer's blockbuster trade, then return home to face former coach Doc Rivers and the Clippers on Wednesday.
It was 12-0 before the Knicks finally got on the board on Anthony's free throw after the Celtics were called for a defensive 3-second violation. With Kenyon Martin resting a sore left ankle, the Knicks gave rookie Tim Hardaway Jr his first start.
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