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BOSTON, MA (April 24): In an ending that eerily resembled the Lakers' Game 6 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the 2010 playoffs, Glen Davis grabbed a rebound off a Ray Allen miss and put the ball back for a layup as time expired as the Celtics struck a dagger into the Knicks' dying playoff hopes, winning 111-110 on Easter Sunday.
The Celtics, despite losing Shaquille O'Neal in the fourth quarter to a hamstring injury and Kevin Garnett in overtime following his sixth foul, outrebounded New York 70-55 and outscored them 60-42 in the paint.
Davis eluded Amar'e Stoudemire and was able to tip the ball in as time expired. The exuberant Davis ran off the court with his teammates, needing just one win to close out the series.
Anthony went cold, scoring just 15 points on 4-of-15 shooting. He missed all seven of his three-point attempts and was hounded all night with double teams from the get-go.
Amar'e Stoudemire had his best playoff game thus far, scoring 35 points and grabbing nine rebounds.
Rajon Rondo once again outplayed Chauncey Billups, going for a triple double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and an astonishing 17 assists.
At the end of regulation, the nominally clutch Pierce missed an 18-footer to seal the game. In overtime, Anthony's two free throws with five seconds left sent the game to a second overtime.
After a Toney Douglas three-pointer put the Knicks up by one point with 20 seconds left, sending the Garden crowd into hysteria, Ray Allen missed an 18-footer. But Davis was there for a tip, which went off the backboard and in for the win.