Tuesday, May 11, 2010

C's win...look to close it out with at Garden in Game 6

Well tonight proved that home-court doesn't always mean much in the NBA playoffs. The Celtics took control of Game 5 in the early third and never looked back to sail to an easy 120-88 win at the Q. The big three lead the way for the C's over LeBron and Co. They started it with defensive holding LeBron to 15 points. Ray-Ray lead the way for the Celtic with 25 points while Pierce added 21 and KG chipped in 18. Rondo also threw in 16 points as the Celtics put in a true team effort to dismantle the Cavs half court defense and take control of the series. Game 6 is a must win for the C's as they do not want to go back to the Q for Game 7.

James, the league's two-time MVP on the verge of an expected trip into free agency on July 1, had an atrocious game. He scored 15 points on 3-of-14 shooting, a startling outing for the 25-year-old who has been playing with a sprained elbow.

Because of James' uncertain future, Game 5 may have been his last at home for Cleveland and it has set up Game 6 as the most important in franchise history: Win and force Game 7 on Sunday in Cleveland; lose and maybe watch James, the local kid trying to deliver this city its first pro championship since 1964, leave for good.

Rondo, coming off a 29-point, 18-rebound, 13-assist performance in Game 4, was held without a point in the first half as the Cavs concentrated their defense on stopping the point guard from penetrating into the paint. He finally got loose in the third, scoring 12 as the Celtics opened a 21-point lead.

Boston went up by 24 in the fourth, sending battered Cleveland fans toward the exits.

go the 38 second mark to watch LeBron get posterized

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