The Good – Brandon Bass had by far his best game as a Celtic, as he scored 27 points on 9-13 shooting. He was the biggest reason for the Celtics winning Game 5 as he single-handedly outscored the Sixers in the 3rd quarter with 18 points. He has become a big part of the Celtics offense as the Sixers have made it a priority to double-team KG and take their chances on Bass. And in Game 5 Bass made the Sixers pay for that strategy.
The Bad – Avery Bradley wasn’t able to play Game 5 as his shoulder was too banged up. Bradley has been dealing with a separated shoulder that has popped out multiple times throughout the playoffs. In his place Ray Allen started. Bradley’s status going forward is still uncertain going forward in this series.
The Unexpected – Greg Stiemsma, a DNP-coaches choice in Game 4, came up huge in the first quarter as he scored 8 points in 4 minutes in the 1st quarter and was able to keep the Celtics within striking distance early on.
The Celtics have taken the critical Game 5, and are now in control of the series. Lets hope they keep up this level of play for Wednesday’s game.
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