NBA: Boston Celtics Remain In The Hunt Against The New York Knicks

The Boston Celtics kept their title hopes alive with a 92-86 victory over the New York Knicks.


The Celtics now head to Massachusetts having cut New York’s lead in the first-round post-season series to 3-2.

Kevin Garnett had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Jeff Green scored 18 points and Brandon Bass weighed in with 17 for the Celtics, who rallied from a slow start.

Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points and JR Smith, back from suspension, added 14 for the Knicks.

James Harden did not let illness slow him as he led the way with 31 points as Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 107-100 to move 3-2 up in their series.

Kevin Durant had 36 points as the Thunder staged a late fightback but they left themselves too much to do.

David West had 24 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 106-83 victory over the Atlanta Hawks that puts them 3-2 up in their series.

Paul George added 21 points with 10 rebounds.


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