The Boston Celtics survive another game against the New York Knicks

May 1, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5), Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass (30), Boston Celtics power forward Jeff Green (8), and Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (34) celebrate against the New York Knicks during the second half in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. The Celtics won the game 92-86. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics managed to survive another game against the New York Knicks. They gave their best offensive outing in this series. The Celtics shot 50% from beyond the arch and made every single one of their 17 free throw attempts at the line.

Though the Knicks only had 8 turnovers tonight, the Celtics still managed to come out with a victory. They kept the Knicks right where they wanted them, holding them to 39.5% shooting on the night.

The Celtics kept Carmelo Anthony in check once again holding him to 22 points on 24 shots. Raymond Felton had a nice game penetrating and getting into the paint, but that wasn’t enough to offset the shooting woes of J.R Smith and Anthony.

Kevin Garnett was phenomenal once again and provided the Celtics with the rebounding touch that they needed. He had 16 points on only 9 shots and he coupled that with 18 rebounds. Jason Terry and Paul Pierce combined for 9 three pointers tonight and Terrence Williams also gave key minutes as well.

Jeff Green and Brandon Bass were key cogs tonight as well getting buckets in transition and the half court. That’s something that the Celtics have failed to do in the previous games of this series.

Now with new life, the Celtics will take the series back to Boston and try to tie it up 3-3. If they can, they’ll have a chance to make history becoming the first team to ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in NBA history.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Game Recap, NBA Playoffs, New York Knicks

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