The Boston Celtics looked to be running away with their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers two games in, but the tide has turned. The Cavs are alive again thanks to LeBron James’ greatness and the Celtics’ youth showing for the first time in months.
James is averaging 34 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, a steal, and a block on 55 percent shooting from the field in 41 minutes per game in the playoffs. Hahahaha. In Cleveland’s Game 4 win to tie the series, he made 17-of-28 shots from the field for a 44-point night. He thrives both when the pressure is on and when it isn’t. There’s no stopping him until he retires.
Game 5 is a big deal
How important is winning Game 5 in a best-of-seven series? Very important, it seems:
Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5
Date: May 23
Where: TD Garden, Boston
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Stream: Watch ESPN
The focus has to be on everyone else for Boston. Kyle Korver’s scored 14 points in each of the Cavs’ wins this series, shooting 6-of-9 from behind the arc. He’s been the unexpected third scorer Cleveland’s needed desperately. The Celtics will also have to find answers for Tristan Thompson, who’s scored 23 points combined in the wins.
Cleveland looks game-ready now. This series isn’t what it was a week ago.
HOW CAN I FIND A CELTICS VS CAVS LIVE STREAM?
Tonight’s matchup will air on ESPN, which means it will be available to livestream on WatchESPN.com and ESPN’s excellent WatchESPN app. Unfortunately, you’ll need to authenticate with a cable provider if you want to live stream the Cavaliers vs Celtics, so get your (or your friend’s/parent’s!) login credentials ready.
There are variety of alternative ways to find a Cavs live stream (or a Celtics live stream). You can find a free NBA live stream if you are a Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, or PlayStation Vue subscriber. More information on all of these incredible services and additional info about how to find an Cavaliers live stream for free below.
Another NBA live streaming option is NBA League Pass. You can sign up to follow one team for $119.99 a year (or $17.99 a month) or all teams for $199.99 a year (or $28.99 a month). Local blackouts apply.