The star forward contributed a double-double in the 121-108 victory and left alive his team that now loses the series 3-2.
The star forward Jayson Tatum contributed a double-double of 31 points, 10 rebounds and six assists that left him at the forefront of the Boston Celtics attack, who beat this Friday 121-108 to Miami Heat in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
The victory allowed the Celtics to avoid elimination and remain in the best-of-seven series that now still in favor of the Heat (3-2).
Next to Tatum, the escort Jaylen Brown He was also inspired by the offensive game of the Celtics and had 28 points, eight rebounds, two assists and recovered a ball.
While four other Celtics players also ended up with double-digit numbers, including the German center. Daniel Theis, which was decisive in the actions within the paint by contributing a double-double of 15 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, which were decisive.
The base Kemba Walker reached 15 points and distributed seven assists, while the forward reserves Gordon Hayward scored 10 points, and the Turkish pivot One’s Edges he scored eight touchdowns in his 10 minutes on the court, most in the second half when the Celtics took control of the game.
Although the Celtics were down by up to 12 points on the scoreboard and went into the break with a partial deficit of 51-58, from the third period they were unstoppable and overwhelming by beating the Heat.
Brown hit two straight triples in the fourth quarter to convert an eight-point lead into a 103-89 margin with 8:05 minutes to go.
The Slovenian base Goran Dragic scored 23 points as the Heat leader, while the shooting guard Duncan Robinson reached 20 points.
This was the 18th postseason game in Celtics history in which they scored at least 41 points in a quarter, and it’s probably not surprising, they are 18-0 in those games.
While the only other time Miami allowed 41 points in a postseason quarter was on June 10, 2014, when the Heat had an adverse 25-41 quarter in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Spurs of San Antonio, who later lost.
However, the Heat will have a new option to qualify for the final, which would be the first since the departure of LeBron James in 2014, in the sixth game to be played on Sunday at Disney World (Orlando).