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Barry Chin/Globe Staff
Gerald Wallace stole the ball from J.R. Smith in the first half.
Jared Sullinger put up a shot over the Knicks' Amare Stoudemire during Friday's game at TD Garden.
The Knicks' Andrea Bargnani tried to keep Jordan Crawford from shooting the ball.
Phil Pressey tried to steal the ball from Pablo Prigioni.
Pressey fought through a pick set as he played defense against J.R. Smith.
Sullinger pulled down an offensive rebound.
Kelly Olynyk rejected a shot attempt by Iman Shumpert in the second half.
The game marked Olynyk's return to the court after a sprained ankle.
Pressey dove after a loose ball as Stoudemire tried to gain possession.
Vitor Faverani let out a howl after making a 25-foot 3-point jumper in the fourth quarter.
Carmelo Anthony turned the ball over in the fourth quarter.
Avery Bradley brought Celtics fans to their feet with a 23-foot 3-pointer, with the assist from Crawford.
Bradley's 3-point jumper at 2:38 left in the game brought the Celtics within 2 points of the Knicks.
The Celtics came up with several huge plays late in the fourth quarter, again displaying their grit, even when the game looked out of reach.
Crawford and Faverani celebrated after Jeff Green was fouled while making a layup with nine seconds left in the game.
Anthony missed on a 25-foot 3-point shot attempt with three seconds left.
The Celtics closed the game on a 22-7 run, rallying from 11 down in the fourth quarter to take a 90-86 win over the Knicks.
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