Jason Terry rose to his feet quickly after J.R. Smith's elbow connected with his chin in Game 3. Since then, this Boston-New York playoff series hasn't been the same.

The Celtics, seemingly flat-lined and ready for the postseason graveyard, have shown the kind of fight that few thought they had in them when this series began.

From the cusp of being swept out of the playoffs, the C's are now a win away from tying up the series which would position them to do what no team in NBA history has ever done, which is rally to win a playoff series after falling behind 3-0.

"You know some team is going to do it sooner or later," Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations, told CSNNE.com. "Why not us?"

The C's date with history won't come about if they can't handle business at home tonight against the Knicks, who will get a third crack at eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs.

New York's two losses certainly changed the series, and you would think, the Knicks' mindset as well. But as Raymond Felton and Carmelo Anthony addressed the media afterward, both tried their best to put a positive spin on where things stand in the series.

"We are still in a good place," Felton said. "We are still up three games against two. We have to put it behind us. We have another game (tonight)."

Said Anthony, "We are good. Mentally we are in a good place. We understand we control our own destiny at this point."