June 3, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics shooting guard Ray Allen (20) is congratulated by point guard Rajon Rondo (9) after a basket during the overtime quarter against the Miami Heat in game four of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

NBA Eastern Conference Finals: Game Five Preview


Five Questions for tonight’s Game Five between Boston Celtics and Miami Heat

1.  Will Chris Bosh play for Miami tonight? 

That looks to be the top question facing tonight’s game, as it seems that Bosh is available to play.  But how effective will he be and how much can he do?   I would think guarding Kevin Garnett is going to put wear and tear on the body, and is he ready for something like that?  Then again, the Heat do need something to get going again, and having Bosh in the line up could help that.

2.  Can the Celtics continue this great effort they are showing?

Playing in Boston seemed to enlighten the Celtics and they lead most of the way in those games.  Even building double figure leads against the favored Miami team. But now the series goes back to Miami, where they got blown out game one and got washed away at the end in game two.  I think that game two loss only enraged the Celtics to be doing what they are doing now. I think they want to play down there, and show they can take care of the Heat wherever they play.

3.  What about Dwayne Wade’s poor shooting?

Wade can not seem to get on track shooting wise, and with his ability to drive to the lane, I would look for him to do that most of this game to get back on track.  Even if he hits a couple of good shots, he should be able to get going as well.

4.  Has Rajon Rondo been the MVP of this series?

In the words of one of my favorite wrestlers, YES! YES! YES!  Even in that loss, Rondo put up 44 points and was able to get whatever he wanted.  This is probably the first time I’ve actually watched him play, but he’s making me a fan of him.  He just commands the team out there on the floor, and has to be up there in terms of top point guards right now.

5.  Who wins the game?

I’m going with the Celtics on this one as I feel like they have momentum on their side, and even with those comments Rondo made, I think it will just get the Celtics going even more. They’ll look to be more aggressive and get the Heat feeling uncomfortable.  Of course this could be the kiss of death, and now the Heat will win by 15.  But I’m still thinking the Celtics get this series in the next two games.

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