Jaylen Brown led the Boston Celtics to recover from an abysmal first half to beat the Miami Heat and will need just one win to reach this year’s NBA finals.
Brown scored 25 points for the Celtics, who trailed 42-37 at half-time but were able to revive themselves to win the match 93-80 in Miami. With the victory the Celtics now head into game six with a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
In addition to Brown’s exploits, Jayson Tatum scored an additional 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Tatum was the number three pick overall for Boston in the 2017 draft.
They are seeking to reach the NBA Finals for the very first time in 12 years.
Game six of the best-of-seven series between Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will go down on Friday at Boston.
Meanwhile, Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who lost at their home ground for the second time in the series after going 6-0 in Miami during the opening two rounds of the play-offs.
In the Western Conference play-offs on Thursday, the Golden State Warriors host the Dallas Mavericks. The Warriors lead 3-1 and know that victory today will automatically see them qualify for the Finals for the first time since 2019.