Boston, MA (Sports Network) - After being pushed around by the New York Knicks
in the first three games of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, the
Boston Celtics showed some fight.
Jason Terry scored Boston's final nine points of overtime, beginning with a
tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:32 left, and the Celtics staved off elimination
with a hard-earned 97-90 Game 4 decision over the Knicks at a raucous TD
Terry finished with 18 points, with Paul Pierce putting up a team-best 29 and
Jeff Green adding 26 to help Boston force a Game 5 that will be held Wednesday
at Madison Square Garden. Kevin Garnett did his part as well by pulling down
17 rebounds and recording nine of his 13 points in the second half and OT.
Playing without NBA Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith, suspended for the
contest after being assessed with a flagrant elbow of Terry during Friday's
90-76 New York victory in Game 3, the Knicks struggled to a 34.4 percent field
goal percentage. New York still managed to overcome a 20-point second-half
deficit and send the game into extra minutes behind a dominant third quarter,
during which Raymond Felton dropped in 16 of his 27 points.
Carmelo Anthony topped the Knicks with 36 points, but went just 10-of-35 from
the floor and 0-for-7 from 3-point range. Iman Shumpert compiled a double-
double of 12 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.
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