Celtics win big in Miami to take series lead

No one saw these conference finals playing out like they are right now. In a matter of one week the Celtics joined the Thunder to completely change the landscape of these playoffs. Behind Kevin Garnett’s intensity, the Celtics out-hustled the Miami Heat to take game 5 (94-90) and a 3-2 lead in the series. Don’t look at the box score if you want to find out what happened between these two teams last night. Miami was looking like they were going to have a smooth ride as the Celtics looked flat early but Boston simply hung around by winning all the hustle plays. Aside from Paul Pierce’s huge 3 (pictured above) I thought the biggest play of the game was this:

Two amazing plays from both teams but Rondo’s coming second stops what would’ve been huge momentum in favor of the Heat. Wade and James both had good games but the lack of support from the rest of the team wasn’t enough to counter what Boston was doing. The momentum is completely in favor of Boston as they head home and try to clinch their spot in finals. What will the Heat do now that they’re against the ropes?

Tonight’s game
Game 5: San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:00ET (OKC leads 3-2)
Oklahoma City is not taking this game lightly. This is the biggest game in the history of their franchise and they have all the momentum. Can the Spurs do anything to stop that? San Antonio’s non-stars need to make big plays if they plan on pushing this to a game 7. Have the Thunder figured out how to handle the Spurs offense? It certainly looks that way but don’t count out a veteran team like the Spurs just yet.

Also, just in case you haven’t seen this yet:


10 comments
Moe
Moe

ow!

OKC, baby!

johnconnor77
johnconnor77

I think the Celtics are even older, the big ticket is 36 or 37... and if O'Neal were still playing there imagine the average

Nookies
Nookies

Oh hey, lebron isn't going to get a ring this time again huh eh eh eh luulluullu.

I could give two shits about basketball but a cocky fuck where people seem to think he > kobe/mj deserves to get mocked.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

Its basically that right now Vs the Spurs.

KobeBryan
KobeBryan

The Champion is the team who beats LA.

First it was Dallas, this year its gonna be the Thunder.

I'll be thankful if it isn't gonna be the Spurs or Heat.

Goodbye coach Spo

johnconnor77
johnconnor77

I'd love Boston vs Oklahoma on the finals... it will be like youth vs experience.

Tapper
Tapper

I can't believe that Paul Pierce just dribbled up to LeBron on that 3 and launched it dead in his eye. His balls must be made of titanium.

skilligan
skilligan

Series is over, Celtics vs Thunder will be a bloodbath, Thunder wins in 4