Boston Celtics steal Game 5 from Miami Heat

The crowd in Miami was quiet all night. Maybe they sensed that the Heat would find a way to lose. Chris Bosh was activated for the game and played well in the first half, and the Heat seemed to be cruising early. But the veterans from Boston all stepped up, despite a horrible shooting night from Rajon Rondo, and Mickael Pietrus contributed 13 points off the bench, including two huge threes in the fourth quarter. Rondo didn’t shoot well, but he had 13 assists and came up with clutch passes time and again. Kevin Garnett was a beast with 26 points and some monster dunks, and Paul Peirce overcame early shooting woes to contribute 19 points and a three-pointer in Lebron’s face that served as the final dagger.

Meanwhile, the Heat just didn’t rise to the occasion. They didn’t play terribly, and Lebron didn’t wilt like he did last year in the Finals, but they just didn’t have enough to win a critical game 5 at home.

You can’t count Miami out for game 6, as Bosh should get more playing time and all of these games have been very close. But losing game 5 at home is devastating, and the Celtics won’t leave anything on the court for game 6. Will the Heat do the same?

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Celtics survive to even the series

Neither team played very well, and there were the usual controversial calls from the refs, but the Celtics are back in this series.

Everyone will dissect LeBron’s big three near the end of regulation along with his pass when he held the ball with the last possession, along with Wade’s off-balance missed three in OT. But the Heat might be at the point where they need Chris Bosh back to put Boston away. The Lebron/Dwyane show was working great for a while but they couldn’t steal one on the road. Home court might be enough to take out Boston, but getting Bosh back would surely help.

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