Celtics Stay Alive, Beat Knicks 92-86
The Boston Celtics continue their playoff run, as they pull out a big win against the New York Knicks on the road.
As the Celtics geared up for game five against New York, people assumed their game four win was nothing more than an attempt to not get swept in front of the home crowd. That was quickly dismissed with a big win to push the series to 3-2, the Knicks still lead.
Jason Terry had a big night with 17 points. Kevin Garnett remained a major factor with 16 points and 18 rebounds. Paul Peirce contributed with 16 points, and Jeff Green led the team with 18 points.
A poor shooting night for the Knicks. JR Smith, who many presumed was the answer for the Knicks, was 2-12, and Carmelo Anthony had 22 points, most from the freethrow line.
JR Smith, who missed game four due to a suspension, was back, but a non-factor. He said earlier that this series should already be over, and that he didn’t even know who Jason Terry was. That trash talk may have done him in. The Knicks also all showed up to the game in black, because they were preparing for a ‘funeral’. Not the case.
The series now moves back to Boston for a Friday night game. No team in NBA history, has come back from being down 3-0. The series is 3-2, and Celtics could be poised to make history.