The Ime Udoka-led Boston Celtics took a giant step towards winning the Eastern Conference Final by claiming a 93-80 win over the Miami Heat in Game 5 of the series.
With the series finely balanced after the first four games, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat knew that Game 5 was going to be pivotal, and it turned out to be very much so.
Miami Heat came out of the blocks faster in what was a low-scoring half and led each of the first two quarters 19-17 and 23-20 to end the first half with a 42-37 lead.
Boston Celtics managed to turn the game on its head in the third quarter as they managed to take a 32-16 lead, overturning the deficit while leading with 11 points at the end of the third quarter. They completed the job with a 24-22 lead in the fourth quarter to win the game by 13 points 93-80.
Jaylen Brown led the scoring for the Celtics with 25 points in the game, and All-NBA First-teamer Jayson Tatum scored 22 points and 12 rebounds. Al Horford scored 16 points and Derrick White added 14 points.