Lakers vs. Celtics Game 5 Live Blog: Who Will Win the Decisive Game 5?

June 13th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
In a crucial game 5 match-up in Boston, the Lakers and Celtics will duel tonight at 8 pm on ABC to see who will get the edge in the series. This game holds particular value; the winner of game 5 in a tied match-up goes on to win the series 75 percent of the time. In addition, no team has ever lost the series when they hold a 3-2 lead and has home court advantage. 

With Andrew Bynum's status up in the air and the Lakers struggling in game 4 without him, it will be important for the Celtics to take advantage of the smaller lineups of the Lakers, with 6' 9" Lamar Odom in, instead of the monstrously-long Bynum.

For the Lakers, if Bynum is limited again, Odom must play very well, and the rest of the bench must step up as they play a more significant role, especially Josh Powell, if he is thrust into action. 

Check back at 8 pm Eastern Time for the start of the game and the coverage tonight, because it is sure to be a good one, if the last few games have been any indication.

Pregame: Word is that Bynum's knee is feeling great and he will play tonight. Great news for Los Angeles.

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