Celtics Vs. Cavs Game 5 Preview: Will Boston Prolong Eastern Conference Finals?

The Cavaliers can advance to the National Basketball Association finals against the Golden State Warriors for the third straight year with a victory over the Celtics in tonight's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

With Thomas already gone, the Celtics played without Amir Johnson in Game 4 because a shoulder injury suffered in the third game.

It's finally official. The first NBA Finals trilogy awaits us, a rematch of a rematch that most fans have been expecting all season.

The case is pretty good for Golden State.

The Warriors are using Durant the way he envisioned, but Lue has noticed changes in the All-Star.

The chatter about an NBA Finals' matchup of two teams with unblemished playoff records is gone, but the challenge from the Celtics has sharpened the focus of the defending champs.

James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip. The Thunder lost to Miami in five games, a series that made James a champion for the first time.

The Cavaliers' head coach is in his first full season as Cleveland's leader. Presumably, it's the player who was given a four-year max contract last summer and who makes $14.5 million more than the roster's next highest-paid player. May 30: Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics, 10:30 A.M.

But despite entering the game as the favourite and taking on a Boston side without Isaiah Thomas, James has outlined the difficulty he and his teammates will face at TD Garden against a very desperate Celtics squad.

Boston isn't out of the picture either, but they have much rougher odds of standing against the Warriors than Cleveland. Isaiah isn't coming back this season, and even if Boston manages to buck all odds and stage a comeback against Cleveland, marching into the Finals without their best shooter is a detail that Stephen Curry and the Golden State defense will take advantage. They like being the underdogs.

They did. And they built a 16-point lead, before the Cleveland stars, more notable Irving, stole the game right back. The Cavaliers won 135-102. Unfortunately, you will be needing an authentication with your cable provider should you want to watch Cavaliers/ Cavs vs. Celtics Game 5 live stream on Watch TNT.

Live streaming for Cavaliers-Celtics Game 5 is available via Watch TNT. Undoubtedly, there is a chance.

The Warriors have swept all three rounds so far, joining only the 1988-89 and 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers to go undefeated in the conference playoffs.

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