Limit LeBronLeBron James put together his finest performance of the series (12 of 25 FG, 11 of 13 FT, 35 points), but it was marred by a quiet third quarter in which he hit just one of five attempts from the floor (meanwhile, the Celtics pulled away on 12 of 16 shooting in the frame). "LeBron was getting to the paint way too much in the first," said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. "He was rejecting our pick-and-roll. He's a smart player and he kept beating us the other way knowing we couldn't get our help there." With his team's season on the line, expectations will be lofty for James in Game 6.
(Jim Davis / Globe Staff)