June 6, 2012
Boston Celtics head coach Doc Rivers, center, celebrates with Ray Allen (20), Keyon Dooling (51) and Paul Pierce (34) as Miami Heat's LeBron James, left, walks off the court of Game 5 in their NBA Eastern Conference Finals playoff series Tuesday in Miami. The Celtics won, 94-90, to take a 3-2 series lead.
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NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Celtics stun Heat in Game 5, lead series, 3-2; OKC can close out Spurs tonight in West
Paul Pierce hits arguably the biggest shot of the Eastern Conference finals thus far as his Game 5 3-pointer with under a minute left --- in LeBron James' face, no less --- lifts Boston past Miami, 94-90, on Tuesday night to give the Celtics a commanding 3-2 series lead with a chance to close out the series Thursday night in the Garden. (ADDS: breakout on female masseuse dying at home of Heat star Chris Bosh on Monday)