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. 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 is missing key players like 6th man of the year Tyler Herro healing from a groin injury, and Kyle Lowry still not 100% after returning from an injury. Without these players, Miami struggles to put points on the board, 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. The series shifts back to Boston with game 6 on Friday. Can the Heat rally on the road and force a Game 7?