In the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics defeat the Cavaliers.

In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-98, securing a 4-1 series victory and securing their third straight trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. All-star guard Jayson Tatum of the Celtics scored a career-high 25 points, pulled down ten rebounds, passed out nine assists, stole four steals, and only turned the ball over once to help his club return to the Eastern Conference Finals. Tatum has been the most reliable player for the Celtics this postseason, leading the team in points, rebounds, and assists.

All five of Boston’s starting players scored in double figures, with Celtics center Al Horford leading the way with a double-double of 22 points and 15 rebounds. The Celtics outrebounded the Cavaliers by 18 boards, 51-33, thanks to Horford’s 15 rebounds. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers in the final game, and Horford and Tatum were instrumental in making NBA history by being the first team to reach their respective conference finals.

In the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston will play the New York Knicks or the Indiana Pacers. The Knicks are presently leading the Pacers 3-2 in the series. The Pacers want to force a Game 7, while the Knicks want to wrap up the series. They will go to Indiana for Game 6.

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