Celtics vs. Heat live stream: Watch pivotal Game 5 of East Finals originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 93-80 to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
We'd seen exactly zero lead changes in the last two games, as the Heat earned a wire-to-wire victory in Game 3 at TD Garden before the Celtics responded with a 20-point rout in Game 4 on Monday night. Boston held Miami's starters to 18 points total in that Game 4, while Jayson Tatum bounced back with a game-high 31 points.
Health was a major issue for both sides entering Wednesday's Game 5 at FTX Arena. Big man Robert Williams had been questionable with left knee soreness after playing just 18 minutes in Game 4, and Marcus Smart was also questionable after missing Game 4 due to an ankle sprain.
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Miami was similarly banged-up, as Tyler Herro sat out Game 4 due to a groin injury while star players Jimmy Butler (knee) and Kyle Lowry (hamstring) have been hampered by their own ailments.
Pulling out a win Wednesday night brings a big advantage, though: NBA teams that win Game 5 to break a 2-2 playoff series tie go on to win the series 81.1 percent of the time (180-41).
Here's everything you need to know to watch Tuesday's Celtics vs. Heat Game 5, featuring NBC Sports Boston's full coverage, including "Celtics Pregame Live" and "Celtics Postgame Live."
What time do the Celtics play the Heat?
Tipoff between the Celtics and Heat is set for Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 p.m. ET at FTX Arena.
What TV channel is Celtics vs. Heat on?
Celtics-Heat will air on ESPN.
Stay with NBC Sports Boston after the game for Celtics Postgame Live. You can watch here and in the MyTeams app.
How to stream Celtics vs. Heat live online
Celtics Pregame Live stream: NBC Sports Boston
Celtics vs. Heat: Watch ESPN
Celtics Postgame Live stream: NBC Sports Boston
Mobile app: MyTeams