Road to Repeat: Lakers vs. Celtics, Game 5

It looked a lot like 2008. Paul Pierce carried the Celtics to a 92-86 victory to get Boston within one game of another NBA championship. Pierce's 27 points and a strong effort by the rest of his team was enough to outlast Kobe Bryant's solo act of 38 points.
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