Heading Into Game 5
A great game goes down tonight between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics. The series is currently tied right now, and both teams will look to take the advantage tonight with a win.
Tonight's game is a must win for both teams. The chance to go up 3-2 is big for any team in the playoffs. The winner of tonight's game may very well go on to play for the championship this year.
Bosh May Start
A big story line heading into game 5 is that Chris Bosh may actually start. Miami has desperately needed his post play and his outstanding jump shooting game. His presence will significantly alter the play of both teams.
It will be interesting to see how Bosh's play will affect the defensive strategy of Doc Rivers and the Boston Celtics. Bosh's presence will open up Miami's perimeter game if they can establish him down low early on.
In game 4, Miami lost to Celtics with a final score of 91-93 in overtime. Miami had a chance to win the game with a 3-pointer from Dwayne Wade, but he ended up shooting it short and the Celtics tied the series. In their loss, LeBron James went on to score 29 points. Haslem also came up big with 17 rebounds.
James Was Clutch
James made a clutch 3-pointer that sent the Heat into overtime, and he showed tremendous skill in making it when it mattered the most. They still couldn't get production in overtime on the offensive end, and they will need to do a better job at closing the game late down the stretch.
For the Celtics, they did exactly what they needed to do. Paul Pierce went on to score 23 points. Garnett went on to grab 14 rebounds, which helped them out tremendously in their win. Rondo also had a stellar game and he had over 15 assists. They will need the same type of performance tonight if they want to go up in the series.