Saturday night, a LeBron James-led team finally overcame Boston's vaunted history of Game 7 success. Now, Miami takes on a young, rested Thunder squad in the NBA Finals that begin Tuesday night in Oklahoma City.
Boston got a huge performance from Kevin Garnett in capping off a nail-biting win over Miami last night. The Celtics are now up, three games to two, in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series.
NBA playoffs: San Antonio is through to the Western Conference finals, awaiting the Thunder-Lakers winner. In the East, it's going to take a little longer between the Heat and Pacers and Celtics and Sixers.
The Dallas Mavericks, behind Dirk Nowitzki's 29 points, went on a 17-4 scoring run with just over four and a half minutes remaining to defeat the Miami Heat Thursday night, 112-103 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.