Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/2/13
The Boston Celtics cowboyed-up last night at Madison Square Garden and sent the first-round series against the New York Knicks back to Boston for Game Six.  Despite a few vestigial stretches of cringe-inducing offense and loss of focus on defense, there was a lot to like about last night’s 92-86 win. The Celtic offense defied Kenyon Martin’s ill-advised eulogy and returned from the dead with a balanced attack including five players scoring between 15 and 20 points. The Celtics defense continued to find success in encouraging, even baiting, Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith into playing isolation, low percentage basketball. Brandon Bass complemented his stellar work on the defensive end with incredibly timely and efficient contributions on the offensive end. Jason Terry followed up his series-saving Game Four performance with some necessary baskets and even more necessary confidence down the stretch. Terrence Williams came off the bench to run the offense, attack the basket and provide ...
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