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Knicks need to win in Boston to avoid Game 7; chance to be 1st NBA team to blow 3-0 lead

  • Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) congratulates forward Paul Pierce (34) as forward Jeff Green (8) returns to the bench during a timeout in the second half of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) congratulates forward Paul Pierce (34) as forward Jeff Green (8) returns to the bench during a timeout in the second half of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert (21), guard Pablo Prigioni and forward Chris Copeland (14) react on the bench in the second half of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Knicks forward Iman Shumpert (21), guard Pablo Prigioni and forward Chris Copeland (14) react on the bench in the second half of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Boston Celtics at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts as Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) returns to the bench at the end of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) reacts as Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett (5) returns to the bench at the end of Game 5 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2013. The Celtics won 92-86. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

The Boston Celtics have kept their season going at least another game.

But their job isn't done yet.

The Celtics need to beat the Knicks in Game 6 in Boston on Friday night to force the series to a decisive seventh game. The Celtics are hoping to become the first team in NBA history to advance after losing the first three games of a best-of-seven series.

Celtics center Kevin Garnett says it's not time for the team to relax. Their goal wasn't to extend the series, it's to win it.

The Knicks haven't won a playoff series since 2000.

Game 7 would be back in New York on Sunday.