Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • BOS 45.7
    • 39.5 NY
  • Three Point %

    • BOS 50.0
    • 22.7 NY
  • Turnovers

    • BOS 17
    • 9 NY
  • Rebounds

    • BOS 47
    • 43 NY

Game Information

Madison Square Garden
,
Coverage: TNT
  • New York, NY
  • Line: NY -8.0
Attendance: 19,033
96%
Capacity: 19,763
Referees: James Capers, Joe Crawford, Sean Corbin
5/2/2013 Associated Press

Celtics drop ice-cold Knicks to force Game 6

Jeff Green scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics stayed alive in the NBA playoffs, cutting the New York Knicks' lead to 3-2 with a 92-86 victory Wednesday night.

TNT1234T
Celtics2025242392
Knicks2217212686

Game Flow

BOS
NY
0:00 - 4th Quarter

BOS

92

NY

86

End of Game

Shot Chart

  • Kevin Garnett misses 12-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 17-foot jumper
  • Avery Bradley misses 12-foot jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 11-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass makes driving layup
  • Brandon Bass makes layup (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Brandon Bass makes two point shot (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jason Terry makes 24-foot three point jumper (Jeff Green assists)
  • Jeff Green makes 5-foot two point shot (Jason Terry assists)
  • Terrence Williams makes driving layup
  • Kevin Garnett misses 4-foot
  • Jason Terry misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes layup
  • Paul Pierce makes 25-foot three point jumper (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes layup (Paul Pierce assists)
  • Jason Terry misses jumper
  • Kevin Garnett misses 9-foot two point shot
  • Brandon Bass misses 7-foot jumper
  • Brandon Bass makes two point shot (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 18-foot two point shot
  • Paul Pierce makes 20-foot jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Paul Pierce misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Terrence Williams misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Jason Terry makes 24-foot three point jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Terrence Williams misses three point jumper
  • Jeff Green makes 1-foot two point shot (Kevin Garnett assists)
  • Jason Terry misses jumper
  • Paul Pierce misses 11-foot jumper
  • Jeff Green makes three point jumper (Jason Terry assists)
  • Jeff Green makes three point jumper (Brandon Bass assists)
  • Jason Terry misses 24-foot three point jumper
  • Kevin Garnett makes 20-foot jumper
  • Iman Shumpert makes driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony makes two point shot
  • J.R. Smith misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 15-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 19-foot jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes layup (Kenyon Martin assists)
  • Jason Kidd misses driving layup
  • Pablo Prigioni misses 26-foot three point jumper
  • Kenyon Martin makes jumper (J.R. Smith assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony misses driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony makes 21-foot jumper (Tyson Chandler assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Tyson Chandler misses
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 22-foot jumper
  • Tyson Chandler makes two point shot (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses two point shot
  • Raymond Felton misses driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony misses driving layup
  • Marcus Camby makes two point shot
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 12-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 21-foot jumper
  • Iman Shumpert makes three point jumper (Pablo Prigioni assists)
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 17-foot jumper
  • Pablo Prigioni misses driving layup
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup (Tyson Chandler assists)
  • Tyson Chandler makes two point shot (Raymond Felton assists)
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Iman Shumpert makes 10-foot two point shot
  • Raymond Felton makes driving layup
  • Raymond Felton makes layup
  • Jason Terry blocks Raymond Felton 's 3-foot layup
  • J.R. Smith misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses driving layup
  • Carmelo Anthony makes driving layup
  • Jason Kidd misses 21-foot jumper
  • Raymond Felton misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony misses three point jumper
  • Raymond Felton makes 8-foot two point shot
  • Iman Shumpert makes 5-foot two point shot
  • Carmelo Anthony misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • Carmelo Anthony makes driving layup
  • J.R. Smith misses 25-foot three point jumper
  • J.R. Smith makes 25-foot three point jumper (Raymond Felton assists)

Research Notes

  • The Celtics made 11 three-pointers and shot 50.0% on three-pointers in their Game 5 win. Boston is now 13-1 in its last 14 games (including postseason), when making at least 10 three-pointers while shooting at least 50% on those three-pointers.

  • Celtics guard Avery Bradley played a series-low 22 minutes in Game 5, this after playing a series-high 40 minutes in Game 4 when the Knicks nearly overcame a 20-point deficit to win. Playing Bradley less has proved beneficial for Boston. When he's on the court against the Knicks, Boston averages just 77.0 points per 48 minutes and the team shoots 28.8 percent from beyond the arc. When he's on the bench, the Celtics average nearly 90 points per 48 minutes and shot 42 percent from 3-point range.

  • Carmelo Anthony was in isolation on 52% of his offensive plays in Game 5, going 3 of 12 from the field on those plays. Anthony has shot 29.8% from the field in isolation this series (46.3% on all other plays).

  • The Knicks used isolation on 16% of their offensive plays in the regular season, the highest rate in the NBA (league average: 10%). In the postseason, though, the Knicks have upped that rate. to 27%.

  • The Celtics were 17-17 from the foul line in Game 5, their third-most made free throws without a miss in the playoffs in the last 40 seasons. Boston is shooting 88.5 percent from the line in the series compared to 74.2 percent for the Knicks, and made all 19 of its free throws in Game 1.

  • The Celtics are the 11th team in NBA history to force a Game 6 after trailing 3-0 in a best-of-7 series. Only 3 teams have forced a Game 7 and all 3 of them were at home in Game 6, like the Celtics. Home teams are 3-3 in Game 6s after trailing 3-0. Of course, no team has ever come back to win a best-of-7 series after trailing 3-0. This is the first time the Celtics have ever forced a Game 6 after trailing 3-0 in a best-of-7 series.

  • Kevin Garnett is the first player with a 15-15-5 game in a playoff win against the Knicks since Larry Bird.

  • Most Rebounds by Celtics in Playoff Game - Last 25 Seasons

    Opponent
    '09 Kendrick Perkins19Bulls
    '13 Kevin Garnett18Knicks
    '11 Kevin Garnett18Heat
    '10 Rajon Rondo18Cavaliers
    '95 Dominique Wilkins18Magic
    '92 Robert Parish18Cavaliers
    '90 Larry Bird18Knicks

  • Jason Kidd was held scoreless and had 0 assists in more than 21 minutes on the floor. He's just the 4th point guard with such a game in the playoffs in the last 20 seasons.

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