Boston 97, New York 90

Date - Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:00 PM
Location - TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #48 Scott Foster, #55 Bill Kennedy
Attendance - 18624

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
New York 17 18 30 19 6 90
Boston 22 32 14 16 13 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New York 54-28 31-10 23-18 L1
Boston 41-40 27-13 14-27 W1

Recap

Celtics 97, Knicks 90 (OT): Reserve Jason Terry scored nine of his 18 points in the final 91 seconds of overtime as host Boston averted a four-game sweep despite blowing a 20-point second-half lead.

Paul Pierce scored 29 points and Jeff Green added 26 as the Celtics fought off a stirring comeback to force Game 5 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series on Wednesday at New York's Madison Square Garden. Kevin Garnett added 13 points and 17 rebounds for Boston.

Carmelo Anthony scored 36 points and Raymond Felton had 27 for the Knicks, who led only once - at 84-82 with 1:18 to play in regulation - and trailed 59-39 with 9:25 left in the third quarter.

Terry put the Celtics ahead to stay by burying a 3-pointer with 1:31 left in the extra session. After Anthony sliced the deficit to one, Terry hit a short jumper and buried two foul shots for a 95-90 edge with 20.4 seconds left.

Pierce scored scored eight points in a 73-second span late in the second quarter to send the Celtics into the break with a seemingly commanding 53-34 lead. A 3-pointer by Green pushed it to 20 early in the third quarter before Felton scored 16 points in a 26-9 burst to pull New York within 68-65 entering the final 12 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Knicks played without Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith, who was suspended one game by the NBA for elbowing Terry in the face in the fourth quarter of Game 3. ... Boston prevailed despite getting mauled on the backboards 54-40, including a 34-19 edge in the second half and OT. ... The Knicks limited the Celtics to 14 points in the third quarter, the fifth time in the series they held Boston to 14 points or fewer in a quarter.

Top Game Performances

New York   Boston
Carmelo Anthony 36 Scoring Paul Pierce 29
Raymond Felton 3 Assists Kevin Garnett 6
Iman Shumpert 12 Rebounds Kevin Garnett 17
Carmelo Anthony 16 Free Throws Made Jeff Green 7
Pablo Prigioni 4 Steals Avery Bradley 4
Iman Shumpert 2 Blocks Avery Bradley 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New York 90 34.4 7-30 21-28 10 54 3 10 16
Boston 97 44.7 8-22 21-24 22 40 4 7 16

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game on the road against New York. The Celtics have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .475 after a loss.
  • New York will play their next game at home against Boston. The Knicks have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .643 after a loss.