Turn Up The Bass: Brandon Helps Boston Beat Sixers, 101-85

After allowing the 76ers to steal Game 4, the Celtics returned home and regained control of the series with a 101-85 blowout.

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Celtics Vs. 76ers, 2012 NBA Playoffs Game 5: Celtics Win 101-85

The Celtics used a strong second half to pull away from the 76ers and win Game 5, 101-85. The win gives Boston a 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven series.

The Celtics trailed by three points at halftime, but outscored Philadelphia 54-35 in the second half. Brandon Bass led the way for the Celtics with 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting. Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and pulled down six rebounds. Rajon Rondo, who racked up 59 assists during the first four games of the series, had 14 assists in Game 5.

Elton Brand had his best scoring game of the series, finishing with 19 points to lead the 76ers. Evan Turner recorded his second double-double of the series, finishing with 11 points and 10 rebounds. After making 23-of-42 shots in the first half, Philadelphia struggled in the second half, making just 13-of-35 shots.

The series shifts back to Philadelphia for Game 6 on Wednesday.


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Philadelphia 76ers Blow Lead, Provide Us With Facepalms

The Philadelphia 76ers were winning for 60 percent of Game 5 against the Boston Celtics, but you'd never know it based on the final score. The Celtics turned it on midway through the third quarter and raced away for an easy win. Here's the reaction from the 76ers' bench.

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Avery Bradley Injury: Celtics Guard Out For Game 5 Vs. Sixers

Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley will not play for Boston in its Game 5 showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. WEEI's Mike Petraglia also reports that Bradley may be done for the rest of the playoffs with injuries to both shoulders.

Bradley has been a vital piece of the Celtics' rotation in recent months, shoring up a backcourt that can struggle to score from the perimeter with Ray Allen on the bench and carving out a role as one of Doc Rivers' most trusted reserves by stepping up while Allen has struggled to stay healthy this season.

Bradley played 28 minutes in Game 4, scoring eight points and snagging three rebounds for the Celtics. He scored 14 points in his first game of the 2012 NBA playoffs, but has not reached double figures in points since.

The Celtics not having Bradley tonight might screw up a Heat-Celtics Eastern Conference Finals. Bomani Jones wouldn't like that.

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Fixing The NBA Playoffs: Heat Vs. Celtics Or Bust

No offense to the Pacers and Sixers, but exactly nobody outside of your respective fan bases cares to see you in the NBA's version of the Final Four. You don't have to like the Heat and Celtics to want them in the conference finals. So make it happen, Stern.

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