• Celtics hope home crowd can help turn series

    Summary of 36 articles · Updated Apr 30, 2013
    Source: nba.com
    • Celtics hoping revived offense has life in Game 5

      It started with a 3-pointer by Avery Bradley 16 seconds into the game. It ended with a layup by Jason Terry with 6.5 seconds left.
      Source: nba.com
    • Los Angeles Lakers much bigger mess than Boston Celtics

      We know, Boston, it absolutely galls you to see your beloved Celtics one loss from having their season ended by the hated Knicks, probably on Wednesday night at the Garden. But we also know you're taking solace in one thing: The Lakers are done.
    • Celtics display veteran pride in win vs. Knicks

      The Celtics have rarely been more prideful or stubborn than they were Sunday at TD Garden.
      Source: boston.com
    • Game 4: Knicks at Celtics preview

      The Celtics are down to their final chance vs. the Knicks Sunday.
      Source: boston.com
    • Frustrated Celtics hope to channel their anger heading into Game 4

      The locker room was quiet Friday night, Avery Bradley said.
      Source: boston.com
    • Ian Thomsen: For Celtics, Game 3 is the beginning of the end

      It was always going to end sooner than later. That was the understanding when the Celtics surrounded Paul Pierce with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen while holding onto Rajon Rondo and Kendrick Perkins six years ago. This day seemed a long way off when they…
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Lawrence: Celtics are absent without Rondo

      On Friday, the Knicks were on their game, and the Celtics again didn’t have the one player who could have leveled the playing field in this series. Rajon Rondo’s absence continued to take its toll on Boston.
    • Boston Celtics feel absence of Rajon Rondo as N.Y. Knicks have too much firepower in taking 3-0 series lead

      All the emotion in the world couldn’t help the overmatched Celtics. On a night when they honored the heroes from that terrible day on Boylston St reet 11 days ago, and remembered the victims of the attack that wounded this great city, the Knicks still h
    • Knicks take 3-0 series lead as Celtics underperform at emotional TD Garden

      The Knicks crushed the Boston Celtics spirit yet again and are poised to win a playoff series for the first time since 2000 after defeating the punchless Celtics, 90-76, in Game 3. The game was the Celtics’ first at home since the tragedy, and Game 4 Su
    • Celtics honor police, 1st responders at TD Garden

      The TD Garden was swarming with police Friday night for the playoff game between the Boston Celtics against the New York Knicks.
      Sources: CNNSI.com nba.com
    • Knicks top Celtics in Boston, take 3-0 series lead

      Knicks top Celtics in Boston, take 3-0 series lead
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Game 3: Knicks at Celtics preview

      The Celtics are hoping a return to TD Garden sparks them in Game 3 vs. the Knicks.
      Source: boston.com
    • Celtics playing in Boston for first time since Marathon bombings does not give them emotional advantage

      Part of the analysis of this Knicks-Celtics series has dealt with the April 15 bombings in Boston, specifically that playing to lift their city emotionally would provide Doc Rivers’ team with major motivation.
    • With 2-0 lead, Knicks aren't overconfident

      By Amalie Benjamin, Globe Staff GREENBURGH, N.Y. – The Knicks may be up, 2-0, in their first-round playoff series against the Celtics, but they certainly weren’t acting overconfident on Thursday. As they keep repeating, those two games were in Madison..
      Source: boston.com
  • Knicks' Smith: Series over if I play Game 4

    J.R. Smith thinks the New York Knicks would have swept the Boston Celtics if he had been playing in Game 4 of the division rivals' playoff series.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • With Smith back, Knicks look to send Celts packing

      From every corner of the Knicks locker room the refrain was the same: "We missed J.R."
    • Knicks miss suspended J.R. Smith in Game 4 loss to Boston Celtics

      Maybe now J.R. Smith will think twice about swinging an elbow at an opponent in a playoff battle. This was the best way for Smith to learn his lesson: The hard way, with the Knicks missing him dearly.
    • Ian Thomsen: Celtics avoid Knicks' sweep thanks to Jason Terry's confidence

      BOSTON -- The reason it wasn't going to end Sunday was because Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were joined at long last by Jason Terry. And it wasn't going to finish in a sweep for the Knicks because they were depending too heavily on the unreliable J.R. …
    • Celtics, Knicks react to Boston's win in Game 4

      The Celtics and Knicks reacted after Boston forced the series back to New York for Game 5 Wednesday.
      Source: boston.com
    • Melo can't shoot Knicks past Celtics

      Carmelo Anthony kept shooting and shooting, determined to earn his first career playoff sweep and put away Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce once and for all. The problem, however, was that the more Melo shot, the more Melo missed.
    • Live: Knicks go for sweep against Celtics in Game 4

      The Celtics aren't going down without a fight. Boston trails New York 3-0, a deficit no team has ever overcome, but has taken the Knicks to OT after blowing a 20-point lead. Follow here.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Down 3-0, Celtics try avoid sweep Sunday

      Hanging on a wall of the Celtics' practice facility, opposite the faded banners that hung in the old Boston Garden a half-century ago, is a spotless one.
      Source: nba.com
    • J.R. Smith suspended for Game 4 of New York and Boston’s series for elbowing Jason Terry (Video)

      Despite the relative ease of the first three wins in this series, the New York Knicks were going to have their work cut out for themselves on Sunday while attempting to sweep a proud Boston Celtics team out of the playoffs. Now that task will turn even …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Knicks veterans point way to beat Celtics

      Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton have been the Knicks’ best players in the first two games of their first-round series with the Celtics. They have 24 years of NBA experience between them but have combined for only four playoff series wins.
  • Kragthorpe: Lakers’ demise less satisfying to Jazz fans

    Kragthorpe: Lakers’ demise less satisfying to Jazz fans by Kurt Kragthorpe Tribune Columnist Published Apr 29, 2013 01:04PM MDT Ordinarily, this would be a day of great happiness in Jazzland, with the Los Angeles Lakers having been swept out of the NBA
    Source: sltrib.com
  • Jason Terry Prolongs Celtics-Knicks Series

    At the end of the first half, Boston owned a 54-35 lead over the Knicks. With 1:18 left in the fourth, Raymond Felton gave the Knicks their first lead of the day at 84-82 on a pull-up jumper just inside the key. Kevin Garnett immediately tied the game a…
    Source: deadspin.com
  • Nearly Through: The New York Knicks started hot and never let up,…

    The New York Knicks started hot and never let up, ruining the Celtics' fist game in Boston since the Marathon bombings with a 90-76 win to put the Celtics in a 0-3 series hole.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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