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2012 NBA Playoffs, Heat Vs. Celtics Game 5: Game Time, TV Schedule And More


The Eastern Conference Finals return to South Florida on Tuesday night for a pivotal Game 5. After four back-and-forth games, the series is now tied at 2-2. Boston eked out an overtime win in Game 4 to pull level with Miami, getting the better of the Heat in the extra session of a game plagued by foul trouble.

Miami may be getting a huge boost with the return of Chris Bosh, who will likely be a gametime decision. Reports surfaced immediately after Miami's Game 4 loss that Bosh would suit up and try to give it a go. The definitiveness of those reports have tempered a bit, but the Heat certainly seem more optimistic than they have been since the start of the second-round series against the Pacers. With Miami unable to play a full and consistent 48 minutes so far this series, the return of Bosh would add another weapon along the frontcourt and go a long way towards stifling the Celtic momentum. Tuesday's enormous Game 5 will tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET

Game Date: Tuesday, June 5

Tip-off Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida

TV Coverage: ESPN

Stick with this StoryStream for news and updates throughout the Eastern Conference Finals. For more analysis and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier. Visit CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston for the opponent's perspective during the series. For all your Conference Finals analysis, visit SB Nation's NBA hub.

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