Celtics take 3-2 series lead



May 23, 2018 - 11:00 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Rookie Jayson Tatum had 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.

The Celtics remained perfect in Boston this postseason with their 10th straight win at home and moved within one win of their first trip to the NBA Finals since 2010.

Game 6 is in Cleveland on Friday night, with the decisive seventh game back in Boston Sunday if necessary.

LeBron James had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Cavaliers.