LeBron James and Dwyane Wade face the abyss against the revived Celtics in Game 6.
The Miami Heat looked like favorites heading into the Eastern Conference Finals against the banged-up Boston Celtics, and confirmed many suspicions by racing out to a 2-0 series lead. But the Celtics have come storming back with three straight wins, including a massive one on the road in Game 5, and they can now eliminate the Heat at home in Thursday's Game 6.
Kevin Garnett led the charge for Boston in Game 5, flashing some of the offense from earlier in his career in scoring 26 points and anchoring the Boston defense as only he can. Also, Rajon Rondo maintained his consistent level of greatness with some late hustle. But the Heat's faltering late -- and going colder than cold for the second and third quarters -- has led some, like SB Nation's Mike Prada, to call the efforts of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade into question.
And if tonight's game feels like more than an elimination contest, it may be because LeBron's legacy is on the line after his merely sensational Game 5.
Miami Heat at Boston Celtics
8:30 p.m. ET -- Game 6, Eastern Conference Finals | Celtics lead, 3-2
National TV: ESPN