BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony has never swept a playoff series in his life.
As the whole world knows, he has been bounced from the first round of the playoffs eight times in nine tries.
Yet after scoring 26 points as the Knicks crushed the Celtics, 90-76, in Game 3 at TD Garden to take a commanding 3-0 series lead, Anthony and his teammates stand on the brink of a sweep.
Just two years after being swept out of the first round of the playoffs by these Celtics, Anthony and company can break out the brooms on Sunday afternoon and head back to New York that night looking forward to a week off.
“To accomplish that would be spectacular, it would be a dream come true,” Anthony said. “I never swept anybody.”