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Celtics beat Knicks in New York, force Game 6 Friday night in Boston

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NEW YORK — The Knicks wore all-black suits Wednesday to Madison Square Garden. They believed they were attending a funeral.

They were dead wrong.

The Celtics are very much alive and kicking after their 92-86 Game 5 win in the first-round playoff series that trimmed the Knicks’ lead in the best-of-seven series to 3-2.

“Well you’re only buried if the casket is closed, so to speak,” Jason Terry said. “But us getting that win opened the door just a little bit. Winning tonight opened it a little bit more. And if we can even this thing up then it’s anybody’s series.”

The series shifts to Boston, where Game 6 will be played Friday night at TD Garden, where the fans are sure to be fired up.

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