Marcus Smart
Photo: AP/Mark J. Terrill

Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Boston Celtics. They ran away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 93-80 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series.

On the other hand, Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Gabe Vincent added 15, Jimmy Butler had 13 and Duncan Robinson scored 11 for the Heat. Game 6 is in Boston on Friday night.

After a costly win over the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka spoke about star guard Marcus Smart (5 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists) in Game 5: “With the injury, you could tell he’s not as explosive or quick … credit to him for playing.”