The Celtics are looking to become the first team in NBA history to comeback from a 3-0 deficit.
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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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN