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It’s Game 5 at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night, as the New York Knicks look to secure their place in the Eastern Conference Playoffs semi-finals.

They currently lead the Celtics 3-1 in the series, but fell to a 97-90 overtime defeat in Boston on Sunday. Mike Woodson’s men were without Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith for that clash, but his return will come as a huge boost for their aspirations of ending the series early.

Carmelo Anthony will look to bounce back from a disappointing shooting night despite posting up 36 points, and Smith’s return will likely ease some of the pressure on him to deliver.

As for the Celtics, they will be hoping for another inspirational display from Paul Pierce, while Jason Terry will hope to pick up from where he left off in overtime of Game 4.

There are still question marks over the future of this Boston team, with the likes of Pierce and Kevin Garnett unsure as to whether they will remain with the franchise following the conclusion of this season. Unless they can find a way to extend this series further, it could well be the last time we see this Celtics core together.

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