(BOSTON) — Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass scored a career playoff high of 27 points, including 18 in the third quarter, leading the Celtics to a 101-85 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston now leads their Eastern Conference Semifinal series 3-2.
“He kept the game simple in the second half,” Celtics head coach Doc Rivers said of Bass. “Didn’t try to do to much. He let the game come to him and he trusted his teammates. Like I always say, it’s a make miss league. He made shots and that was great, but I thought he played with the right spirit.”
Bass is the only Celtic player to score double figures in all five games of this series.
Game 6 is Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Tip-off is at 8 PM ET.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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