NBA Conference Finals

HIGHLIGHTS: Heat vs Celtics – NBA East Finals 2020 Game 5

HIGHLIGHTS: Heat vs Celtics – NBA East Finals 2020 Game 5
The Heat seek a swift finish while the Celtics fight for survival when they clash in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals

End or extend?

The Miami Heat seek a swift finish while the Boston Celtics fight for survival when they clash in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals on Friday, September 25 (Saturday, September 26, Manila time).

All eyes will be on rookie Tyler Herro after he erupted for a career-high 37 points in Game 4 to help the Heat grab a 3-1 series lead, one win away from their first NBA Finals appearance since 2014.

Herro has been a consistent force for the Heat in the conference finals, torching the Celtics with averages of 20.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 5.3 assists in an off-the-bench role. (READ: ‘That’s just who I am’: Herro’s historic night fuels Heat)

Having a sense of urgency will be crucial for the Celtics if they want to stay alive, especially after star forward Jayson Tatum went scoreless in the first half of Game 4.

Although Tatum churned out 28 points in the second half, his late resurgence was not enough as the Celtics teeter on the brink of their third conference finals exit in the last 4 seasons.

Game time is 8:30 am.

– Rappler.com