We have a series folks. The Boston Celtics survived the storm and beat the New York Knicks 92-86 Wednesday night to make things interesting in the series.
The Knicks started the game sizzling and took an early 11-0 lead, but Boston was not going to let their season end tonight. Boston’s perimeter defense was the difference in the game, forcing New York to take questionable shots all game long. After J.R. Smith made some interesting comments earlier this week, he was a non-factor until late in the game. However, it was too late.
Boston struggled on the offensive side of the ball but New York’s lack of ball movement helped them keep the lead. J.R. Smith hit a three-point shot to cut the deficit to five but Boston countered with a huge shot of their own by Kevin Garnett.
It seemed as if there was a lid on the hoop for the Knicks. New York had another terrible night from three-point range, shooting only 5-22 from downtown.
New York will have to find ways to score easy baskets and move away from ISO-heavy basketball or they could be facing history as the only team to lose a series after winning the first three games.
Game Six will be played in Boston on Friday, May 3rd.
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