Jaylen Brown scored 25 points and Jayson Tatum added another 22, apart from collecting 12 rebounds, in the victory of the Celtics in Miami (93-80) in the fifth game of the Eastern Conference final. With this victory away from home, the Massachusetts side make it 3-2 in the series, just one step away from their first NBA finals since 2010.
For the Heat, Bam Adebayo was the most outstanding man with 18 points and 10 rebounds, although his team lost at home for the second time in the series after going 6-0 in Miami during the first two rounds of the Playoffs. Their star Jimmy Butler scored just 13 points on a meager 4-of-18 shooting from the field.
On the other hand, Miami played without NBA Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro for the second straight game. The young escort accuses muscular problems. The sixth game, at the TD Garden in Boston, will take place at dawn from Friday to Saturday (2:30 a.m., Movistar Deportes).