The Celtics had yet to break 80 points in the series and waited until Game 4 to finally arrive in the postseason. Now the series heads back to New York for Game 5, with the Knicks leading 3-1.
Thanks to an incredible 16-point third quarter by Raymond Felton, the Knicks were able to battle back from a 20-point deficit. New York outscored Boston 49-30 in the second half to force overtime.
Then it was time for Jason Terry to really break through as a member of the Boston Celtics. After a rough season in green, Terry launched nine points in the overtime period to earn his team the win.
Paul Pierce led the Celtics with 29 points, while Jeff Green had 26. Kevin Garnett registered a 13-point, 17-rebound double-double.
Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 36 points, but not one of them was easy. Raymond Felton finished with 27 points.
The Celtics have some renewed energy and confidence now that they got the first win out of the way. They will need that and more when they return to MSG on Wednesday night, as the Knicks will be ready to go. New York will also get important sixth man J.R. Smith back after a one-game suspension.
Let's hit the Bleacher Report classroom to see how everyone graded out in the Celtics' first postseason win of 2013.