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Paul Pierce and the Celtics won Game 5 in Miami on Tuesday to take a 3-2 lead over the Heat in the East finals.
Pierce hit a key three-pointer over LeBron James with less than a minute left to help power the win.
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Pierce's shot set off a celebration on the Celtics bench, as Boston took a lead in the series for the first time.
Dwyane Wade, right, and James will have to head back to Boston facing elimination in Game 6.
Chris Bosh returned to action for the Heat. He scored nine points in 14 minutes.
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Rajon Rondo, shown being mugged here by Shane Battier, had 13 assists in 44 minutes for the Celtics.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra saw his team lose its third straight game to the Celtics.
Doc Rivers and the Celtics moved within one win of a spot in the NBA Finals with the victory.
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