- Heat in a hole after Game 5 loss against Celtics
The Boston Celtics are one win away from the NBA Finals after a convincing 93-80 road win over the Miami Heat in Game 5.
After trailing by five points at the half, they turned in a strong defensive performance in the second half, outscoring the Heat 56-38 to take a 3-2 series lead.
Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 25 points, while Jayson Tatum added 22 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Al Horford provided a spark in the paint, adding 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Miami’s offense fell flat for the second game in a row, shooting just 31.9 percent from the field and just 15.6 percent (7-of-45) from the 3-point line.
Bam Adebayo (18 points, 10 rebounds) and Jimmy Butler (13 points, six rebounds, four assists) were the only Heat starters to finish in double figures.
Can the Heat rally on the road and force a Game 7?
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