Paul Pierce drains a 25 ft. death blow to sink the Heat 94-90
MIAMI—The self-destruction of the Miami Heat continues. Once again during Game 5 of their series against the Boston Celtics, they decided to stumble and fall at the wrong time.
After controlling the bulk of the game, somewhere in the fourth period the Heat decided to stop playing transition basketball.
On multiple occasions after throwing up a bucket, Miami failed to get set at the other end of the court often looking confused about who was assigned to whom.
The Celtics look advantage of it and with a Paul Pierce 25-foot shock to the system with 52 seconds left, the Heat were not able to regain control of the game despite their best efforts.
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James don’t need to step up. Chris Bosh was valiant in his limited return. The rest of Miami’s line-up has to pull their weight in Boston for Game 6 or this one is done.
It’s not healthy for teams to internally point fingers at each other but the Heat’s leadership council needs to have a pow-wow.
Kevin Garnett paced the victors with a double-double of 26 points and 11 rebounds. Paul Pierce contributed 19 points. Both Ray Allen and Mickael Pietrus scored 13.
Miami was led by LeBron James with 30 points and 13 rebounds while Dwyane Wade added 27 points.