6 takeaways as Jaylen Brown turned Game 5 around and led Celtics over Heat
Jaylen Brown and the Celtics outlasted the Heat 93-80 in a rock-fight Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
After Game 5, Ime Udoka was asked what the biggest difference was between First Half Jaylen Brown and Second Half Jaylen Brown.
Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat, who shot 32% in the game — after shooting 33% in Boston's 20-point win in Game 4. Gabe Vincent added 15, Jimmy Butler had 13 and Duncan Robinson scored 11 for Miami.
This series has seen massive momentum swings — a 44-14 Miami run in Game 1, a 60-21 Boston run in Game 2, a 46-20 Miami run to open Game 3 followed by a 57-33 Boston run in the same game, and a 26-4 spurt by the Celtics to open Game 4.
Then he canned a 30-footer as Jayson Tatum threw his hands out in celebration that pushed the lead to 23.
LeBron James serving as the official thwarter both times, with 45 points to save Miami in the 2012 game and 35 to lift Cleveland in the 2018 clincher.
The Heat missed their first nine shots from the field after the break, not getting anything to fall until Butler fended off contact and scored on a drive that got Miami within 49-48 with 6:53 left in the third.