When LeBron James and Chris Bosh took their talents to South Beach, it was supposed to result in multiple World Championships for the Heat. After Tuesday’s loss in Game 5, Miami will travel to Boston facing elimination at the hands of a Celtics TEAM.
Only LeBron and D.Wade scored in double-digits for the Heat, a stark contrast to the game the Celtics put together. Five players on Boston’s squad scored 10 or more, and surprisingly enough, Rajon Rondo wasn’t one of them. The star guard did heavily contribute, however, tallying 13 assists to go along with 7 points, 4 steals and 6 rebounds. No one on the Heat had more than 3 assists, and Miami only had 6 steals on the whole.
Chris Bosh made his series debut in Game 5, but played just over 14 minutes and was unable to help Miami stop Kevin Garnett from dominating. Garnett scored 26 points and tallied 11 rebounds – a total which might have been more had Bosh not played, as 8 of KG’s rebounds came in the defensive zone. On that same end of the court, Bosh grabbed 6 offensive boards (7 in total).
Perhaps the moment of the night was the three-pointer made by Paul Pierce with less than a minute remaining, with LeBron James guarding him at the time – an out-stretched arm unable to deter Boston’s franchise baller from giving the Celtics a lead which they would not relinquish.
Miami lost the game 94 to 90.
Game 6 brings the series back to Boston Thursday night, with tip-off time at 8:30.