April 28th, 2013
Boston Celtics survived Game №4 of the first round of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, beating the New York Knicks at 97:90 in overtime. The victory was the first for “Celts” in the series, and thus they reduced their liability to 1-3 success. Paul Pierce was the top scorer for Boston with 29 points, but Jason Terry was the key to victory on the home. Experienced guard scored 9 points out of 13 of his team in the additional period.
Terry finished with 18 points and also made 4 assists and missed only 3 shooting from the field. Jeff Green had 22 points and Kevin Garnett scored 13 and collected 17 rebound off the crossbar. Carmelo Anthony scored 36 for the Knicks, but his success in the shooting was horrendous – scored 10 out of 35 attempts. Raymond Felton added 27 points and Iman Shumpert is reported by “double-double” of 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Knicks were without a key reserve JR Smith, but after meeting Mike Woodson said that this does not serve as an excuse for losing team. With the win Boston avoid dropping with 0-4 win in the playoffs, which happened just six times in a total of 112 play-off series