Not So Fast: Celtics Top Knicks to Force Game 6
0 Updated at 7:40 am, May 2nd, 2013 By: ABC Digital EastIdahoNews.com
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(NEW YORK) — Kevin Garnett scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and Jeff Green hit two clutch 3-pointers down the stretch to give the Boston Celtics a 92-86 victory over the New York Knicks Wednesday night.
The win is Boston’s second straight, and the Celtics now trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.
The Celtics are looking to become the first team in NBA history to comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
If the Celtics do comeback, they won’t be the first team in Boston to make playoff history. In 2004 the Boston Red Sox became the first team in Major League Baseball to overcome a 3-0 playoff series deficit when it took out the New York Yankees. In 2010 the Boston Bruins became only the third team in NHL history to blow a 3-0 lead when it lost to the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Knicks players wore black to the game to possibly prepare for the Celtics “funeral,” and it looked early like the Knicks might actually back up their word.
New York started the game on an 11-0 run, but the Celtics buckled down and cut the lead to two by the end of the quarter.
Carmelo Anthony led all players with 22 points, but those points came on 8 of 24 shooting from the field, including 0 for five from 3-point land.
Meanwhile, the Celtics hit 11 of their 22 3-pointers, with Jason Terry hitting 5 of 9 from off the bench.
Game 6 is in Boston Friday night, where the Knicks will look to win their first playoff series since the 1999-2000 season.
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