Being under pressure to capture Game 5 at home, the Boston Celtics did just that, with a 101-85 victory at the TD Garden over the Philadelphia 76ers Tuesday, to take a 3-2 series lead. Brandon Bass scored a game high 27 points, while Rajon Rondo added 14 assist to help the Celts grab an important win. Being down by 3 points at half time, Boston came out after the break and piled on the points, outscoring the Sixers 54-35 in the second half. Philadelphia struggled to get to the line which ultimately cost them, having only 16 attempts compared to 33 from the Celtics. Boston shot well from the floor, converting on 52%, in comparison to the 76ers who managed 49%.
Game 5 MVP: Brandon BassBrandon Bass really stepped up in Game 5, scoring a career playoff-high 27 points, of which 18 where in the third quarter. Playing 37 minutes on the night, Bass’s performance proves that Boston do have a number of aces up their sleeves. Photo Credit: www.sportsofboston.com
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"PS: love the way Boston played tonight. Most banged up Celtics playoff team in 25 yrs and they never make excuses. Such a resilient bunch"Boston Celtics @celtics
"Celtics win Game 5 against the Sixers, 101-85. Bass leads with 27, while KG has 20 points, 6 rebounds. Celtics lead series 3-2."