Watch a live stream of the Knicks vs the Celtics from the TD Garden in Boston.
Where: TD Garden, Boston
When: 00:00 BST
The Boston Celtics avoided elimination in Game 5, after sealing a crucial win in New York against the Knicks to bring the series back home for Game 6.
Behind the efforts of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, Boston have a real opportunity to take this opening round series to a deciding-game, and take another step towards becoming the first team in NBA Playoffs history to ever overturn a 3-0 deficit.
The Celtics have looked a completely different team in the last two games, stepping up their efforts on the defensive end as well as executing their offense to great effect.
Even the return of Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith wasn’t enough for the Knicks to see off their rivals last time out, with coach Mike Woodson left unimpressed by his team’s antics of wearing all-black ahead of the game to mimic the funeral of the Celtics.
However, it is incomprehensible to suggest that Carmelo Anthony will continue his disappointing shooting display, while Smith is likely to have a bigger impact having had his rhythm disturbed. Boston will need another huge effort while a great atmosphere will undoubtedly greet them as they take the floor hoping to again avoid elimination.