Recap: Heat vs Celtics (G5)

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat, Game 5
Game Score
Miami Heat

108

121

Boston Celtics
BROWN, TATUM CARRY CELTICS

When the Celtics needed a win the most, their young talented wings delivered. Big performances from Boston Celtics forwards Jaylen Brown (28 points) and Jayson Tatum (31 points and 10 rebounds), in a crucial elimination game for the Celtics. Boston faces an uphill battle but now finds itself one win away from forcing a Game 7 against the Heat. All 5 Celtics starters would finish with double-digit scoring nights, as well as Gordon Hayward off of the bench (10 PTS). 

MIAMI STRUGGLES FROM DEEP

It was an odd night for the Miami Heat, who just couldn't seem to get the deep ball going at all throughout this one. The Heat would shoot an eye-opening 7 for 36 (19.4%) from 3. Goran Dragic would finish with 23 PTS for Miami, despite shooting 1 for 7 from deep. 

 

What Did We Learn

Boston isn't going out without a fight. Miami should have a huge bounce back effort in Game 6 as they don't want to allow a possible Game 7. 

Miami HeatHEAT LEAD SERIES 3-2