Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 points and 12 rebounds. The Boston Celtics ran away with it in the 2nd half beating the Miami Heat 93-80 and take a 3-2 lead in the series. Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Heat. Miami faces elimination on Friday night for Game 6 in Boston.
Our second-half push allowed us to overcome the Heat and take a 3-2 series lead with a 93-80 win in Game 5. pic.twitter.com/929MtIZliT — Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 26, 2022
Thursdays Playoff game : Dallas Mavericks at Golden State Warriors (Game 5) (GS 3 – DAL 1) – 9:00pm EST (TNT)
Tyler Bozak scored 3:38 into OT and the St. Louis Blues fought off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, overcoming deficits in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Robert Thomas had 2 goals, including the tying one with 56 seconds left in regulation. Vladimir Tarasenko and Justin Faulk also scored, Nick Leddy had 4 assists and Pavel Buchnevich had 2. Game 6 is Friday in St. Louis.
THERE WILL BE A GAME 6. #stlblues #WeAllBleedBlue pic.twitter.com/iAV7voDbdJ — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 26, 2022
Thursdays Playoff games : New York Rangers at Carolina Hurricanes (Game 5) (NY 2 – CAR 2) – 7:00pm EST (ESPN), Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames (Game 5) (EDM 3 – CGY 1) – 9:30pm EST (ESPN)
The New York Yankees have been plagued by injuries over the last week, now placing outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga on the injured list prior to Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. Including these last 2 the Yankees now have 10 players on IL.
• Placed RHP Jonathan Loáisiga on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to 5/23) with right shoulder inflammation. • Placed DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. • Designated C Rob Brantly for assignment. — New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 25, 2022
Los Angeles Dodgers lost for only the 2nd time in 11 games though still owning the best record in the National League. Erick Fedde and 3 relievers combined on a 6-hitter, Cesar Hernandez had an RBI single and the Washington Nationals managed to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 Wednesday to avoid a series sweep.
Erick Fedde allowed 0 runs vs. the highest scoring offense in @MLB. He’s now sporting a 3.55 ERA.@ErickFedde // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/nwjBw18vqP — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 25, 2022
The Minnesota Twins placed starting pitcher Joe Ryan on the COVID-19 injured list on Wednesday. The Twins recalled left-hander Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul to take Ryan’s spot in the rotation.