The Boston Celtics won two games in a row going into Game 5 at Miami. The Miami Heat won their first two at home, and then the Celtics won the next two in Boston. Game 5 is usually a crucial game for any playoff series tied 2-2, especially for the visiting team. The Boston Celtics made an excellent run in the end of Game 5 in Miami to seal the deal and set up a sudden death Game 6.
Many thought that this game would be a sure win for Miami because of the hasty return of Chris Bosh. Bosh contributed with 9 points and 7 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough for the experienced and determined team of the Boston Celtics.
Rajon Rondo, who is noted for his triple doubles, didn’t perform great statistically, but on the court and in action he was a key player. He was only 3-15 in shooting and had 7 points, but he had 4 steals, 6 rebounds, and 13 assists. These assists went out to people like Brandon Bass, Ray Allen, and Mickael Pietrus, who also played a big role in the win, but Rondo’s main target was the almighty Kevin Garnett.
Garnett was astounding in this game and Boston could not have won without him. He had 26 points and 11 rebounds and was huge with drawing the fouls. Kevin Garnett may have led the team to the win, but Paul Pierce was the man that sealed it for them. With 52 seconds left in the game and the score 87-86, Pierce made a 3-pointer over Lebron James to make it a 4 point lead, which ultimately led to the Celtics victory.
The Boston Celtics look like a team that wants to win the Finals, and I wouldn’t doubt if they put up a good fight for it. Don’t miss the crucial and possibly series-deciding Game 6 in Boston. Get your tickets now at Frontrow.com.Eric Drouant