Game 6 sure to be a classic

When the Boston Celtics won game five of the first round of their Eastern Conference quarter finals match up with the New York Knicks, hope became more than a word. It became a reality.

Nobody said it was going to be easy but now it’s a series. We had an opportunity tonight to close it and we didn’t get it done,” Knicks Coach Mike Woodson said.  “At the end of the day I still say we control our destiny and there’s a lot of basketball left to be played.”

The Celtics beat the Knicks at their own game shooting 50% from the arc (11-22) in route to a solid 92-86 victory.

“It’s another Game 7 for us. Every game since we’ve been down 3-0 has been Game 7 for us and that’s the way we’ve been viewing it instead of thinking of it as a 3-0 game,” Celtics Coach Doc Rivers said. “You want to win the Game 7’s and we’re looking at each one of these as Game 7’s, so it’s still a ton of pressure on us. We’re playing a really good basketball team and we know that.”

The Celtics know what’s at stake and, win or lose, will come to play.  Playoff veteran Kevin Garnett, who pulled down 18 rebounds in game 5,  knows that if his team can force a game 7 in New York, all pressure falls on their shoulders.

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NBA Cancels Celtics/Pacers matchup in wake of Boston Marathon Bombing

The National Basketball Association announced Monday night that the game between the 7th seeded Boston Celtics and 3rd seeded Indiana Pacers has been cancelled and will not be made up.  Both teams are locked into their seeding.

“Our sincere sympathies go out to all those affected by this senseless tragedy,” the Celtics said in a news release. “The entire Celtics organization would like to acknowledge the heroic efforts of the brave civilian, police, fire and medical personnel responding today in the City of Boston.”

Tickets are still available for round one of the NBA Playoffs so be sure to get yours now.

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