NBA: The Celtics skip the Warmth in Recreation 5, extending the collection once more

    Derrick White #9 of the Boston Celtics reacts to a three-point basket during First Quarter M in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden on May 25, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Derrick White #9 of the Boston Celtics reacts to a three-point basket throughout First Quarter M in Recreation 5 of the Jap Convention Finals at TD Backyard on Might 25, 2023 in Boston, Massachusetts. Maddie Meyer/Getty Photographs/AFP

Derrick White scored 24 factors because the host Boston Celtics are eradicated for the second straight sport with a 110-97 win over the Miami Warmth in Recreation 5 of the Jap Convention Finals on Thursday.

The Warmth by no means led a sport, however they nonetheless held a 3-2 lead within the best-of-seven collection as they headed residence in sport six on Saturday.

White made 8 of 11 photographs — together with 6 of 8 from 3-point vary — and Boston’s Marcus Good sank 7 of 12 and 4 of 6, respectively, to focus on his 23-point efficiency. Good additionally had 5 steals for the second-seeded Celtics.

Jason Tatum collected 21 factors, 11 assists and eight rebounds within the win, and teammate Jaylen Brown scored 21 factors whereas capturing 3-for-5 from 3-point vary. The Browns entered Thursday having made 3 of 25 photographs from outdoors the arc within the collection.

The Celtics shot 50.6 p.c from the ground (40-of-79) and 41 p.c from 3-point vary (16-of-39). These percentages got here on the heels of Boston hitting 51.2 p.c of their photographs from the ground and 40 p.c from past the arc in a 116-99 Recreation 4 victory on Tuesday.

Miami’s Duncan Robinson made 7 of 10 photographs for 18 factors off the bench. Bam Adebayo collected 16 factors and eight rebounds, Haywood Highsmith added 15 factors, and Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin every scored 14 factors for the eighth-seeded Warmth.

Kyle Lowry scored simply 5 factors and dedicated 4 of his staff’s 16 turnovers whereas beginning rather than the injured Gabe Vincent (sprained left ankle).

Boston pulled out of the blocks, scoring 14 unanswered factors to take a 20-5 lead. Tatum highlighted his 12-point first quarter with successful that gave the Celtics a 28-13 lead, and White completed with 11 factors within the interval after a drained 3-pointer on the buzzer.

Miami narrowed the result in 53-41 with 2:59 remaining within the second quarter earlier than torching Boston for an 8-0 lead. White and Good drained a three-pointer throughout that extra time to assist the Celtics declare a 61-44 halftime benefit.

Boston prolonged their result in 18 factors after three quarters and scored the primary six factors of the fourth to place the sport on ice.

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