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Game 5: Celtics (2-2) @ Heat (2-2) Open Thread

 

Game 5
Boston at Miami
8:30 P.M. ET
AA Arena
ESPN

Offensive Efficiency:
Boston: 100.9 points/100 possessions (10th)
Miami: 109.3 points/100 possessions (3rd)

Defensive Efficiency:
Boston: 97.7 points allowed/100 possessions (3rd)
Miami: 99.8 points allowed/100 possessions (5th)

Key Injuries: Avery Bradley is out.

Probable Miami Starters: Almario Vernard Chalmers (PG), Dwyane Wade (SG), LeBron Raymone James (SF), Shane Battier (PF), Udonis Haslem (C)

View From The Opposing Bench: Heat Index

Thumbnail: A few very noteworthy updates in the pregame of this one on the statuses of Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem and company. 

First things first. Chris Bosh is active tonight, as Eddy Curry and Terrell Harris make up the inactives for the hosts. In addition, the Heat have their third straight different starting center in as many games, with Udonis Haslem getting the nod, as Joel Anthony makes his way back to the bench.

Haslem grabbed 17 rebounds in Game 4, and his play with Miami’s starting five makes up the Heat’s best five-man unit this series by far, so it shouldn’t be a surprise Spoelstra tried to mix things up here to slow down Boston’s quick starts recently.

Additionally, while we are likely to see Chris Bosh tonight, here’s Spoelstra on his potential availability this evening:

Chris is a game?time decision.  He is going to go through his full warmup right now.  We’ll make an evaluation before the game.  If he does play, he will not start.  He’ll come in at some point in the rotation in a short burst, and that’s all it would be.  If we determine he’s not ready to go tonight, that’s not a setback.  It just means another day of work and possibly he will be ready for the next game.  And we will continue to reevaluate from there.

There’s really nothing more to be said at this point. Best-of-three series for a return trip to the NBA Finals starts now.

  • someguyinsac

    Smack them down and bring it home to finish them off!

  • lakershater13

    "Lets do it!" -KG

  • someguyinsac

    Guess if Miami can't figure out how to stop Rondo, the zebras are there to help them out. :(

  • I_Love_Green

    Jump shots galore, what happened to feeding KG in the post?

    This aint goin well

  • Switcharoo

    1 way or another the Celtics will have to beat these guys on their court, either tonight or game 7. I’m hoping and praying it’s tonight.
    Well see how much the Boshtrich bring to his team, and then of course you also have the refs to worry about down in South Beach

  • jman

    Hero ball again..
    Hate when they feel confident. Like it better when they are against a wall…lol

  • I_Love_Green

    Please stop shooting those Paul…

    • The Cardinal

      Uh uh…they lose anyway unless some combo of PP, RR, KG, or RA start hitting shots. Ya gotta dance with the ones that brung ya…especially when they're getting good looks but are simply missing.

    • The Cardinal

      See what I mean? Ya gotta depend on the guys that got ya there.

      • I_Love_Green

        Point taken (:

  • JR99

    Bosh is completely stiff out there. Can't defend anybody. Cs must ATTACK BOSH in the 2nd half. Miami probably thinks he's ok, but he is FAR from OK. ATTACK BOSH!

    Now… if only the Cs could figure out how to hit a jumper once in a while….

  • someguyinsac

    We won the third quarter, it's a good sign for us.

  • I_Love_Green

    We gotta dig deep, like china deep, in this 4th quarter if were gonna pull off the victory.

  • Kafel

    Wade falling down as always and he gets rewarded.. Damn it is really annoying!

  • Morpheus

    Come on Boston!!!!

  • I_Love_Green

    We are rushing every shot and just forcing too much. We're only down 4 guys!!! Come on!!!!!

  • WTF

    One more stop, need one more stop.

  • hdavenport

    i cannot keep doing this

    • Ryan DeGama

      Texted Jackson the same thing during the fourth….

  • hdavenport

    don't know if i'm allowed to swear on here but: holy fuck

    • Leeboo1211

      Understandable.

  • Leeboo1211

    YES!!!! THE CAPTAIN FOR THREEEEEEEEE!

  • someguyinsac

    Long 15 seconds coming up now.

  • Kafel

    Please close it out..

  • tomrod

    Lebron: "let rondo shoot em" lol i think he said that going into the timeout

  • hdavenport

    oh ray. ray you sweet beautiful bitch

  • hdavenport

    i am completely losing my beans right now

    • CelticsBIG3

      lol

  • Morpheus

    Come on my Celtics let’s tske this back home 3-2!!!!

  • someguyinsac

    Even longer 9.4 seconds, argh!

  • someguyinsac

    SUCCESS! Now bring it home and deny them again this year!

  • hdavenport

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Morpheus

    KG i love you and i’m not ashamed to say it as a man.

  • WTF

    yes!!!

  • yeah

    We may have won but that game really, really, really rustled my jimmies.

  • tomrod

    unbelievable. This are the games the celtics usually lose, this season and last one at least.

    Game 6 is gonna be great!

  • Anthony

    YEAAAAAAHHHH!!

  • jman

    Wow…That's a gamre for the ages…Good thriller..

  • Morpheus

    Oh fucking YES BABY BOSTOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!! ! I FUCKING LOVE THIS TEAM!!!

  • I_Love_Green

    OH MY GRIT AND BALLS

    Seriously what a fucking win absolutely incredible. Pierce's three, KG's whole night, Rondo the maestro…

    AND NOBODY IS EVER ALLOWED TO SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT PIETRUS AGAIN!

  • jpbl1976

    We should already be in the NBA Finals; refs robbed us of Game 2.

    That said, I can't wait for Game 6. Let's close this out!! Let's Go Celtics!!!

  • Kafel

    Great ( and heart stopping) win! Now take care of game 6 and get it done.

  • janos

    Hi Haynes, is Janos
    hpw are you tonight? i am doing very good, thank you ask

    I am ask you tonight for open job have on team for web mangeR?

    what is my qualify ;

    I am able look player heart and know they beat player with no heart.
    I am know big four is more than hyped three; i am able on count basic maths?
    I am know make true predict my team, docmented, FROM DAY ONE SEASON not talking heat heat heat.
    are you able give me job for true fan, more expert then your professionals?

    your happy frend janos

    • onecowboytoo

      janos rules

      • GowGow

        Oh yea he does. We are all RONDOS!

  • High Rollers

    Okay. Now I think that’s 48 damn minutes of Celtic effort. Bottle it. Then release the hungry hounds on Thursday night at the Garden. It. Will. Be. Rockin’. Expletive.

  • noche

    FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PAUL MOTHER FUCKING PIERCE WITH THE DAGGER

    I think I need to calm down before I have a heart attack. I'M GOING TO SPEND SO MUCH MONEY ON GAME SIX TICKETS AND THEY WILL BE WORTH EVERY PENNY.

    • noche

      also – in the words of KG – I'M SO EXCITED. I'M SO EXCITED.

  • celticsrayallen

    good job. good effort.

    • hdavenport

      hahahaha i get this. very nice.

      • celticsrayallen

        i wish i could adopt the kid who was screaming that – or at least buy him a ps3 game – may have been more demoralizing than the defeat itself

  • Jamie

    I knew they were in good shape at half cause we had shot about as poorly as i had seen all year, yet they were only up by 2.

  • CelticsBIG3

    OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD. Can you fucking believe this?!? HOLY. SHIT. Truth BANGED that three in Lebron's face…. D. I. R. T. Y.

  • onecowboytoo

    Thank you Celtics.

  • Batman

    Our 3rd Finals in 5 Years ( YES I AM LOOKING AHEAD)
    EVERYBODY COUNTED US OUT
    NEVER FORGET, NEVER SURRENDER
    CELTICS UBUNTU
    MAKE UP FOR 2010

  • JR99

    Bosh is completely stiff out there. Can't defend anybody. Cs must ATTACK BOSH in the 2nd half. Miami probably thinks he's ok, but he is FAR from OK. ATTACK BOSH!

  • JR99

    For the Cs to play THAT badly through 30 minutes and STILL come out with a win…. speaks volumes about how much BETTER they are than the Heat. A level playing field — like we got today with the refs making plenty of mistakes, but equally — is all we need. GAME 6 = BLOWOUT.

  • someguyinsac

    One step closer to fulfilling #2 on LeBron's "not 1, not 2, not … " prophecy. :P

  • CelticsBIG3

    Watching live postgame on NBA.com, the Heat only sent Chris Bosh to the podium. No Wade; No Lebron…. What a bunch of chicken shits. They send the guy who only played 14 minutes to the vultures. You have to believe that lockerroom is pure finger pointing right now.

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