|NBA Playoff Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 14 May 2008 17:27|
Paul Pierce scored 29 and helped shut down LeBron James for much of the second half to give Boston a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven conference semifinal. James scored 23 of his 35 points in the first half and was mostly quiet in the second before scoring six in the final 3:26 after Boston was well in the lead.
Game 6 is Friday night in Cleveland, with the deciding game in Boston on Sunday - if necessary.
James was 12-of-25 from the field, but only 4-of-11 in the second half and missed all five 3-pointers.