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Celtics vs Cavs, Game 5: Can Cleveland win on the road?

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It’s a tied series as the teams head back to Boston.

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The Eastern Conference Finals are shaping up to be quite a series. The Boston Celtics won the first two games very handily, and it was looking like they’d make quick work of the Cleveland Cavaliers. Then the Cavs won Games 3 and 4, also relatively easily.

Just like that, it’s a three game series, and some highly compelling TV.

What: Eastern Conference Finals, Game 5, Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics (series tied 2-2)

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Time: 5:30 p.m. PT


Radio: ESPN Radio

Options for cable cutters: Sling TV, Hulu TV, and YouTube TV (free trials available for all)

Unstoppable force vs an immovable object

This game features two teams who both seem unlikely to lose. The Cavs are powered by a highly motivated LeBron James, who has a history of getting stronger as the situation gets more intense. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine any team in the East beating him when the game really matters.

But on the other hand, the Celtics have been perfect at home in the playoffs. Literally! So far Boston is 9-0 in the playoffs when playing on the famous parquet.

Something has to give. And that makes for exciting basketball.