The Boston Celtics edge closer to claiming its 18th title in the NBA as it routed the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of their finals series, 92-86. Boston Celtics is now won win away as they lead the series 3-2.
The Celtics Big 3 led the victory for Celtics, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett. Pierce alone scored 27 points while Kevin Garnet and Rajon Rondo scored 18 points each. The fire and the enthusiasm of the Celtics to dominate the game as well as the agitation of the home court fans indeed fueled the Celtics.
Despite giving his all and scoring 38 points, the efforts of Kobe Bryant had been futile. He had been a one man crew and other team members failed to respond. Game 6 will bring back the finals to the LA Lakers home court. Will this spell differently for the Lakers? Let's just see.
Here are the highlights and scores for Game 5 of the NBA Finals - LA Lakers vs Boston Celtics: