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Terry scores Celtics last 9 points, Boston avoids sweep with 97-90 overtime win over Knicks

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    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots against Boston Celtics forwards Paul Pierce (34) and Brandon Bass (30) during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, left, makes a move against the defense of Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, has words with New York Knicks' Kenyon Martin during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, second from left, pulls down an offensive rebound against New York Knicks forward Quentin Richardson (55), forward Kenyon Martin (3) and forward Steve Novak (16) during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce (34) drives between New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton (2) and center Tyson Chandler (6) on his way to scoring a basket during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

Jason Terry scored Boston's last nine points as the Celtics weathered a strong comeback by the New York Knicks and avoided being swept with a 97-90 overtime win on Sunday.

Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points as they forced a fifth game in the series, but it was Terry who provided the finishing touches.

In Game 3, he had been elbowed by J.R. Smith, and the NBA suspended the Knicks guard for Sunday's game.

New York had tied the game 84-84 after trailing by 20 points early in the third quarter. It was 88-all before the Celtics regained control and took the lead for good on a 3-pointer by Terry. Carmelo Anthony, who led the Knicks with 32 points, hit a short jumper, but Terry connected on a 15-footer with 50 seconds remaining for a 93-90 lead.

After Anthony missed a 3-pointer with 21 seconds to go, Terry was fouled and sank both free throws. He added a layup to close out the game.