Wizards 88 Cavs 87 – With Arenas being shut down for the year, the Wiz needed someone to step up. Caron Butler (32 pts) did exactly that and showed why with or without Agent Zero that this is his team. Down 1, the self nicknamed Tough Juice drove past Lebron and layed it in with 3.9 seconds left. King James had a chance to end the series, but his banked runner rimmed out sending the series back to DC for game 6. This series has been marred with some tough fouls and this game was no different. In the first quarter, LBJ drove baseline and was fouled by Darius Songaila who caught Lebron with a forearm to the chin. It seemed rather harmless, but again as with all the NBA playoff games tempers escalated making the situation a lot worse.
Celtics 110 Hawks 85 – The Celtics Big 3 came up big. The Hawks Big 3 did not. Boston dialed up the intensity on defense holding the Hawks to 40% from the floor. Game 6 shifts to Atlanta Friday night. Dominique WIlkins thinks there will be a game 7, but I agree with Barkley and say the Celtics close it out and celebrate at Mako’s.