The Boston Celtics put up a spirited performance as they forced a game six in the Eastern Conference final after defeating Miami Heat 121-108 at the AdventHealth Areana.
Miami Heat started Tue game on a high note as they breeze through the Celtics 26-18 in the first quarter.
However, Eric Speolstra’s men failed to sustain the heat especially in the third which saw the Celtics score a whooping 41 points to Miami’s 25.
Boston outscores Miami 70-50 in the 2nd half… 👀 the BEST 2nd half buckets from the @celtics in their Game 5 comeback W!
Game 6: Sunday – 7:30pm/et, ESPN pic.twitter.com/JWRoIN4GAU
— NBA (@NBA) September 26, 2020
Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the star performers for the 17-time champions on the night as they recorded 31 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 28 points and 10 rebounds respectively while Kemba Walker had 15 points.
Goran Dragic had 23 points, Duncan Ferguson 20 while Jimmy Butler had 17 for the Miami Heat.
Miami Heat still leads the series by 3-2 and game 6 is slated for 12:30am early hours of Monday morning.
Eric Sporlstra’s men will look to wrap up the series in game 6 as they look to play in the playoffs final for the first time since 2014 while Brad Stevens will look to force a game seven as he looks to get the Celtics to the finals since 2010.