Found April 29, 2013 on NESN.com:
It took them a while — more than 16 quarters to be exact — but the Boston Celtics finally registered their first victory in the opening round of their 2013 postseason campaign. The overtime victory over the New York Knicks hasn’t exactly boosted their NBA odds, but it’s a step in the right direction. Any other direction would’ve been entirely wrong. Down three games to zero, susceptible to being swept altogether and never looking particularly threatening at either Madison Square Garden or TD Garden, the Celtics needed the Game 4 win as a sign of life. Lethargy and fatigue, it seemed, had come to define the veteran ball club and lined up against a fiery Knicks club, that spelled disaster. There’s a reason that New York has 14-1 odds of winning the NBA championship, even after Game 4 — compared to Boston’s dreary 250-1 mark — and the quality of their roster is only half of it. Through the first three games of the first round, the Knicks have appeared scrappier, more energetic and cons...
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