Once again the Garden is a place to be feared, as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 Wednesday evening at the TD Garden in Massachusetts.
Boston is now 10-0 this post-season when playing at home although a positive for the Cavaliers is the Celtics have been pretty horrid on the road.
The Celtics have only won one road game this playoff campaign, with the Eastern Conference Finals transferring back to Cleveland for Game 6.
Jayson Tatum led the way for Boston, as the 20-year old small forward from St. Louis, Missouri had a team high 24 points while pulling down seven rebounds and passing out four assists for the game.
Wednesday's contest was the ninth 20-point game of the post-season for the fast rising Celtics star. Al Horford finished with a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds for the contest.
Meanwhile leading the way for the visitors in defeat was LeBron James, as the 33-year old small forward from Akron, Ohio had a game high 26 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out five assists for a double-double for the game.
The Cavaliers were only able to score 23 points in a quarter while being held to under 20 points in the first and the third frame.
Cleveland will have to win a game in the Garden this post-season to head back to a fourth straight NBA Final.
The series heads for a potential series ending Game 6 at the Quicken Loans Arena on Friday evening in Ohio although there is a feeling of almost inevitability around a Game 7 over the weekend for the right to play either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets.
The Celtics are 999/1 to win the NBA Championship with the Cavaliers 9/2 and the Golden State Warriors are priced at 10/19.
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