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The tweet landed Wednesday night, about an hour after the Celtics-Knicks playoff game had tipped off in New York.
“Here’s how it really goes,” it began. “Don’t let us win 2nite cuz if we do we got Pedro GM5 Schilling GM6 and anything can happen GM7” #2004 #Celtics?”
The author was Kevin Millar, the former Red Sox infielder who prophetically called for the Sox to rebound from a 3-0 series deficit in the 2004 American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees. Which they did.
And after the Celtics won their second straight game in their first-round playoff series against the Knicks, they moved to within two wins of repeating what their baseball brethren did.
Game 6 is Friday at TD Garden. The Celtics trail the series 3-2. No NBA team has overcome a 3-0 series deficit.