The mounting pressure on the Miami Heat looked as if it was taking a toll on them in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference finals series with the Boston Celtics as Boston looked like the team many had been expecting from the rip of the series in Games 4 and 5.
As a result, the Celtics managed to make a series out of things despite the Heat being up 3-2 in the series. Miami will need to make some changes as the Celtics have shown a different level of strength and defensive intensity in the past two games. Jimmy Butler, who has been a key player for the Heat, needs to get back to his usual self for the team to have a chance to close out the series.
The Celtics have found ways to deal with the Heat’s zone defense and rediscovered their rhythm, making it a competitive series, and a topic of debate on a recent episode of the ESPN “Hoops Collective” podcast.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear their thoughts on the likelihood of a Celtics comeback from being down 0-3.
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Story originally appeared on Celtics Wire