Celtics control second half, top Heat in Game 5 of Eastern Conference Finals

Boston staves off elimination with 121-108 win
Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics vs. Miami Heat in Game 5 of 2020 Eastern Conference Finals
Posted at 11:51 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 23:51:54-04

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics clearly are not ready to see the world that exists outside the NBA’s restart bubble.

A big second half extended their stay at Walt Disney World.

Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics staved off elimination by topping the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night.

The Heat lead the series 3-2, with Game 6 on Sunday.

Daniel Theis had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, who trailed by 12 early but took control with a big third quarter. Kemba Walker scored 15 points, Marcus Smart added 12 and Gordon Hayward had 10 for the Celtics.