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Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout

Jayson Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics head back to Cleveland with a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.

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Celtics defend home court

The Celtics use great defense and drain 13 3-pointers to take down the Cavs and improve to 10-0 at home in the playoffs.

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Morris, Nance get into heated altercation

Marcus Morris taunts Larry Nance Jr. after a block. Nance shoves Morris as teammates try to separate them. Morris and Nance receive technical fouls.

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Lue's explanation on Korver playing time unreal

Ty Lue says Kyle Korver didn't play more because the Celtics didn't play Korver's matchup, Semi Ojeleye.

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Rozier feeds Horford for the alley-oop

After LeBron James misses a layup, Terry Rozier flies downcourt and lobs a pass up to Al Horford, who finishes with a two-handed dunk.

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Nance's poster attempt fail

Larry Nance Jr. tries to throw down a huge dunk over Aron Baynes, but gets called for a charge.

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Brown says Celtics had their best defense of the year

Jaylen Brown explains why the Celtics' defense was a key factor in defeating the Cavaliers in Game 5.

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Tatum says Celtics played with more poise in Game 5

Jayson Tatum explains how the Celtics were able to once again protect home court in Game 5 and what Boston needs to do to win in Cleveland.

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Celtics bounce back at home

Jayson Tatum scores 24 points and the Celtics force 15 turnovers as they regain momentum with a 96-83 win in Game 5.

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Pierce credits Stevens for Celtics' play

Paul Pierce says Brad Stevens has prepared the young Boston players well and says LeBron will step up with his back against the wall.

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Tatum converts steal into layup

Jayson Tatum picks up Kevin Love's bad pass and drives right past LeBron James for a layup.

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Ball movement leads to Smart's 3-pointer

Celtics pass the ball around a couple of times before Marcus Smart pulls up from 3-point land and drains it.

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LeBron's sloppy pass leads to Tatum's 3-pointer

LeBron James turns the ball over with a bad pass and at the other end, Jayson Tatum knocks down a pull-up 3-pointer.

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Celtics hitting from downtown

The Celtics drain nine 3-pointers in the first half and hold an 11-point advantage at halftime.

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Smart drains back-to-back buckets

Marcus Smart banks in a shot off the glass and on the next possession, smart floats in a layup.

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Harden's sweet pass sets up CP3

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Thompson off the mark on potential tying jumper

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Harden credits Rockets' intensity for victory

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Rockets rally to take Game 4

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Kerr: Warriors wanted timeout on late possession

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says his team "ran out of gas" in the 4th quarter and that Draymond Green tried to get a timeout in the finals seconds.

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Curry knows Warriors can win in Houston

Steph Curry explains that the Warriors' mindset won't change now that Houston has regained home-court advantage.

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Stephen A.: 'Houston refused to go away'

Stephen A. Smith breaks down the Rockets' performance, regaining home court advantage, and wondering if Golden State can answer back.

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Curry can't score as time expires

With 0.5 seconds left, Steph Curry misses a game-tying 3-pointer, but it wouldn't of counted as it came after the buzzer.

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Curry shines with another signature third quarter

Steph Curry drops 17 points in the third quarter, matching the Rockets by himself.

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