Celtics believe in comeback and force a game six

Boston defeated the Miami Heat 110-97 to come within a game of tying the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals (3-2).

The Boston Celtics forced a game six of the Eastern Conference Finals after defeating the Miami Heat 110-97. Boston has the chance to even the series that seemed all but over after Miami took a 3-0 lead.

The Celtics would be the first team to come back from 3-0 down in NBA history

With this result, Joe Mazzulla's team became the fifteenth (out of 150) to force a sixth game after falling 3-0 down. If they were to complete the comeback, they would make history as the first ever NBA franchise to do so.

Boston's victory was based on teamwork over individuality. It started with solid defense, and four players hit the 20-point threshold: Derrick White (24), Marcus Smart (23), Jayson Tatum (21) and Jaylen Brown (21), the first time they have done so this season.