CELTICS DOMINATE RAPTORS IN-GAME 5, CLOSE IN ON EAST FINALS
The Celtics can eliminate the defending champions in Game 6 on Wednesday.
Jaylen Brown scored 27 points, and Kemba Walker added 21 points and seven assists, as the Boston Celtics routed the Toronto Raptors 111-89 on Monday (US time) to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Boston was crisp from the get-go, limiting the Raptors to just four shots in the first quarter to go up 27-11.
At one point, Boston led by 30, 79-49, late in the third quarter.
Jayson Tatum chipped in 18 points and ten rebounds for the Celtics, who saw all their starters score in double digits.
Fred VanVleet scored 18 points to lead Toronto, which was down 0-2 at one point in the series but is now fighting to save its season.