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1 BOS 78 @ NY 85 Recap | GameTracker
2 BOS 71 @ NY 87 Recap | GameTracker
3 NY 90 @ BOS 76 Recap | GameTracker
4 NY 90 @ BOS 97 Recap | GameTracker
5 BOS 92 @ NY 86 Recap | GameTracker
6 NY 88 @ BOS 80 Recap | GameTracker


Game 6: Knicks avoid collapse, defeat Celtics to advance

BOSTON -- Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the post-season for the first time since 2000.

Iman Shumpert scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, when the Celtics cut a 75-49 deficit to four points. But Anthony made a jumper to give New York an 81-75 lead and then sank a 3-pointer, then J.R. Smith converted a three-point play to restore the double-digit lead the Knicks had nursed most of the game.

Jeff Green scored 21 points for the Celtics, who had rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the series and had a chance, at home, to force a decisive seventh game.

No NBA team has advanced in the playoffs after losing the first three games.

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Team Stats Comparison

  Points FG% Assists Rebounds
Team Record Own Opp Own Opp Own Opp Own Opp
New York Knicks 54-28 100.0 95.8 44.8 45.9 19.2 19.3 40.4 41.5
Boston Celtics 41-40 96.6 96.5 46.5 44.0 22.8 21.6 39.4 43.5

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New York Knicks

Boston Celtics





Power Forward

Carmelo Anthony
Kenyon Martin
Chris Copeland
Amar'e Stoudemire

Center

Tyson Chandler
Marcus Camby

Small Forward

Iman Shumpert
Steve Novak

Shooting Guard

Pablo Prigioni
J.R. Smith

Point Guard

Raymond Felton
Jason Kidd

Key Injuries: PF Amar'e Stoudemire - Out (knee srugery); PF Kenyon Martin - DTD (sprained ankle)

STATISTICS

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Boston Celtics





Scoring

Assists

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