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After avoiding sweep, Celtics must win Game 5 on Knicks' home court to keep season going

  • Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) exhorts the crowd to cheer during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. The Celtics won 97-90 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) exhorts the crowd to cheer during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. The Celtics won 97-90 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry celebrates his basket against the New York Knicks during overtime of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Terry scored Boston’s last nine points as they won 97-90. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry celebrates his basket against the New York Knicks during overtime of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. Terry scored Boston’s last nine points as they won 97-90. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. The Celtics won 97-90 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) drives against Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green (8) during the second half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Sunday, April 28, 2013. The Celtics won 97-90 in overtime. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)  (The Associated Press)

The Celtics finally got their offense rolling to avoid a sweep by the Knicks. Now Boston will try to keep it going.

The first-round playoff series resumes Wednesday night with Game 5 in New York after Boston won 97-90 in overtime at home Sunday. The Celtics scored more than 80 points for the first time in the series and outscored the Knicks 13-6 in overtime. Jason Terry had Boston's last nine points.

The Celtics made 45 percent of their shots after averaging just under 40 throughout the first three games. The Knicks had their own shooting woes, notably Carmelo Anthony. He made just 10 of 35 shots and missed all seven 3-point attempts.

But no NBA team has won a series after losing the first three games.