Playing to keep their postseason alive, the Boston Celtics chalked up an impressive win on the road to the New York Knicks in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Led by Kevin Garnett's 16 points and 18 rebounds as well as Jeff Green's 18 points, the Celtics finished all over the struggling Knicks—who had gotten off to a very fast start and led by double digits early in the first quarter before Boston started to find their groove.
Carmelo Anthony top-scored for the Knicks with 22 points.
The first-round series will now head back to Boston for Game 6 where the Celtics will try and force an unlikely Game 7 against the Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed.
Boston lost the first three games of this series against the Knicks, and is looking to become the first ever team to win a best-of-seven series after being three games down—something that Celtics coach Doc Rivers has his players believing they can achieve.
Doc Rivers, when asked before the game, about coming back from down 3-0: "“Someone is going to do it, and I REALLY want to be a part of it.”
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) May 2, 2013
Game 6 is scheduled for Friday, May 3.
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