Game 5 Recap:
Boston defeated New York by the score of 92-86 in Game 5 of the series. The Knicks were led offensively by Carmelo Anthony who had a team-high 22 points (6-6 FT) and seven rebounds in over 45 minutes. Raymond Felton posted 21 points, six rebounds and a team high four assists in over 44 minutes.
This is Felton’s second consecutive 20-point performance and second of the series. Tyson Chandler posted eight points and back-to-back double-figure rebounds (11 rebounds in each of the last two games).
This Date in Knicks history:
1973: Knicks win Game 2 of the NBA Finals in Los Angeles 99-95 to tie the series at 1-1. Bill Bradley leads the way with 26 points and Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier adds 20 points.
1982: Willie Reed enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.
1998: Allan Houston scores 30 points, leading the Knicks to a wire-to-wire 98-81 series-clinching victory over the Heat in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round at Miami.
1999: Knicks clinch their 12th consecutive NBA Playoff berth with a 95-88 victory over Boston at Madison Square Garden– 13th straight win over the Celtics at the Garden. Knicks begin the game with a 16-0 run (longest of the season). Patrick Ewing leads the way with 27 points and 19 rebounds.
Game Six between the Knicks and Celtics is set to air on the MSG and ESPN Networks, with tip-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.