Celtics fall in Game 6 to the Knicks 88-80 and are knocked out of the playoffs, but not before making a near-historic comeback

Well, they went out with a bang.

The Knicks knocked the Celtics out of the playoffs, winning Game 6 88-80, but that was hardly the whole story.

Boston played awful for three quarters, at one point they had more turnovers than made baskets. No one could make a basket for the Celtics and it looked like they were going to go out with a whimper.

Then came the fourth quarter.

The Celtics were down 26 with 9:22 left in the game and proceeded to rattle off 20 straight points. Yes, you read that right. 20.

With four minutes left, Boston cut the lead to four after an Avery Bradley steal and score.

The crowd was roaring and the momentum was all in Boston's corner, but Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks made some key baskets to pull out the win.

Now the questions arise: Does Danny Ainge hold onto Kevin Garnett or Paul Pierce or do the two future hall of famers retire? Will Rajon Rondo come back healthy and how do they use him more effectively? What do the Celtics do in the offseason with so many players locked up for the next two years? Is Boston finally Jeff Green's team?

For now, we just reflect on a roller coaster of a season. The Celtics battled multiple injuries and still went out with a fight. I wouldn't have it any other way. Oh, and this series shows the Knicks are easily beatable. It definitely takes the wind out of
their sails to almost lose a game they were leading by over 25.

For the Celtics,Green had 21 points and five rebounds; Pierce had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Garnett had 15 points and 10 rebounds; and Jason Terry had 14 points.

For the Knicks, Anthony had 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists and Tyson Chandler had nine points and 12 rebounds.

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