Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 5/2/13
Photo credit: Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY sports   Well, how about that. Suddenly, it seems like we have a series again. The Celtics' Game 5 victory had something their previous win in Game 4 lacked. They looked strong. They looked consistent and driven. Instead of giving up a massive lead in the second half to create a stuttering finish, the Celtics stayed strong throughout, apart from the slight dip that almost every team suffers from. It certainly didn't look like it was going to go Boston's way during the first few minutes. The Knicks were very quickly up 11-0, which meant the Celtics bench was left standing until Brandon Bass sunk a free throw four minutes in which allowed them to complete their tradition and take their seats. It's strange, but that free throw, and indeed the second, were rather important. It allowed the Celtics to settle into the game and take a moment to catch their breath. It wouldn't be the last time in Game 6 when Brandon Bass came to the Celtics' rescue. Bass scored
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