Celtics' home-court magic dominated the Cavs for game 5 win

Only LeBron James (26) and Kevin Love (14) scored in double digits for the Cavs, while Boston had five players score at least 13 points.

Kahron Spearman

Playing well beyond his years, rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, his ninth 20-point game of the postseason, to lead the Boston Celtics to a 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.


The Celtics took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals, as the series shifts back to Cleveland.


Boston held LeBron James to two fourth-quarter points while securing their 10th straight win at home.

I just enjoy playing in the big moments, in the big games. That's when I have the most fun.

Jayson Tatum
Forward, Boston Celtics

The Cavs played so badly that they managed to lose to a team that shot 36% from the field, for the entire game.


Continuing to carry the bulk of the team's load, James had 26 points and ten rebounds but also had six turnovers. No other player had more than 14 (Kevin Love) - with just James and Love in double digits.


Boston had five players score at least 13 points.