Final score, Celtics 91-89: The Celtics forced two airballs in the final seconds, the last by Steve Novak.
Fourth quarter, 0:4.2, Celtics 91-89: Landry Fields shot an airball out of a timeout and Paul Pierce upped the Celtics' lead with a free throw with 5.2 seconds on the clock, missing the second as the Knicks called timeout.
Fourth quarter, 0:14.4, Celtics 90-89: Paul Pierce's 3-pointer was reviewed, lead official Monty McCutchon ruling the shot was after the shot-clock buzzer.
Fourth quarter, 1:26, Celtics 90-89: Tyson Chandler dunked off a lob out of a timeout and Landry Fields scored off a steal.
Fourth quarter, 1:57, Celtics 90-85: Ray Allen scored nine points in a 3:28 span.
Fourth quarter, 4:24, Celtics 82-79: Ray Allen's 3-pointer gave the Celtics their first lead since the first quarter. Rajon Rondo set up the play by knocking a rebound away from Landry Fields, the Knicks protesting the out of bounds call, coach Mike D'Antoni receiving a technical foul.
Fourth quarter, 5:49, Tied 79-all: Paul Pierce missed a 3-pointer off a jumpball with a chance to give the Celtics the lead. But the Celtics regained possession after a shot-clock violation following a Carmelo Anthony airball.
Fourth quarter, 8:24, Knicks 76-73: Paul Pierce's free throw pulled the Celtics within three points of the lead. Brandon Bass was going to the line after a timeout, having drawn the Knicks' fourth team foul of the quarter. But Bass was assessed a technical foul after bumping Amar'e Stoudemire.
End of third quarter, Knicks 72-69: Chris Wilcox followed Paul Pierce's airball at the buzzer as the Celtics closed the quarter with an 11-3 run over a 5:09 span. Wilcox also converted two foul shots on a four-chance possession with 37 seconds remaining.
Third quarter, 2:49, Knicks 69-60: Carmelo Anthony carried the Knicks' offense for most of the quarter, drawing fourth personal fouls from Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus. Rajon Rondo found his shooting touch with two drives and a jumper in the opening 7:39 of the half.
Third quarter, 7:53, Knicks 65-55: The Celtics cut the deficit to four points, but then surrendered a second-chance dunk to Tyson Chandler, a jumper to Amar'e Stoudemire, and a Chandler jumper with :03 on the shot clock. Ray Allen departed after committing his fourth personal foul 2:50 into the half.
End of first half, Knicks 55-49: Rajon Rondo hit a free throw with 0.2 on the clock, his first point since sustaining a right wrist sprain in a Jan. 18 game. Paul Pierce and Mickael Pietrus got the Celtic offense in gear with three 3-pointers (two by Pierce) in the final 90 seconds of the half.
Second quarter, 2:53, Knicks 45-37: Paul Pierce got a mismatch against Tyson Chandler for a 3-pointer with 4:30 left in the half. But that would be one of only three Celtic field goals in the opening 9:07 of the quarter.
Second quarter, 5:48, Knicks 38-32: The Celtics struggled offensively at the start of the quarter, converting only twice from the field in the opening 6:12.
Second quarter, 8:43, Knicks 33-29: The Celtics went to an Avery Bradley-Rajon Rondo backcourt, forcing a shot-clock violation following a 50-plus second Knick possession.
End of first quarter, Knicks 28-27: Travis Lin restored the Knicks' lead with two free throws with 0.1 on the clock. Kevin Garnett scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer for a 25-24 Celtic lead with 29 seconds remaining.
First quarter, 2:38, Knicks 22-18: Carmelo Anthony had eight points in the opening 7:27.