I had some other things to do. So I was only able to see the last 5 minutes of today’s regulation game. But based on those last 5 minutes, I can definitely tell that the entire game would go down as a must see classic.
Boston refused to be swept.
With 5 minutes left in regulation, the Knicks were down by 2 points with Boston leading. That regulation quickly evaporated with both teams tied at 84 to start the overtime. With 5 minutes added to the game clock, Paul Pierce of Boston began the scoring, followed by Felton of the Knicks to tie it up again at 86. A basket by Boston’s Kevin Garnett brought the score to 88 Boston 86 New York, only to be tied again when Carmelo Anthony made two free throws.
And then Jason Terry came into the game for Boston and right off the bench, hit a three pointer to bring the score to 91 Boston, 88 New York. A quick basket by New York tied up the score again, but Jason Terry wasn’t having it. He scored another jumper and in the next Boston possession, Terry got fouled, went to the basket and made both free throws.
Score at that point was 95 Boston, 90 New York.
With seconds remaining on the overtime clock, Garnet rebounded under the Knicks basket and passed out to Terry again, who then made an easy lay-up to officially seal the win for Boston.
Overtime clock runs out with Boston winning the game 97-90.
After the game, Terry said that God told him to “keep fighting. You guys ain’t dead yet.” He also warned the Knicks that the series is nowhere near ending, saying “these are the moments I live for. And it’s a long series.”
For Boston, Paul Pierce led the way with 27 points in 43 minutes of play, followed by J. Green with 26. Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry both had 9 points.
Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 32 points in 38 minutes. Felton was next with 23 followed by Shumpert with 12. Knicks now lead the series 3 games to 1. The series now heads back to New York for game 5 on Wednesday, May 1st.0