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Ball movement leads to Smart's 3-pointer (0:22)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs have eight turnovers, LeBron James has four of them (including two costly ones in the 3rd Q). He came into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals averaging 5.4 turnovers per game in the series.

BOS VS CLE (0:40)
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Nance, Morris, Rozier T'd up in Game 5 scuffle

Three technical fouls were handed out early in the second quarter of Wednesday's Game 5 after a fracas involving Cavs forward Larry Nance Jr. and the Celtics' Marcus Morris and Terry Rozier.

Celtics hitting from downtown (0:50)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs stopped the bleeding in the second quarter, but still trail 53-42 heading into halftime. LeBron James has 16 points on 7-for-11 shooting; Kevin Love has 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting' Kyle Korver and Jordan Clarkson combined to score 10 points in the first half off the bench. Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics with 12 points.

Smart drains back-to-back buckets (0:27)
Morris, Nance get into heated altercation (1:21)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Disastrous 1st Q for Cleveland, as the Cavs trail 32-19. Kevin Love (10 pts) and LeBron James (8 pts) carried the offensive load. The rest of the Cavs roster to play thus far combined for 1 pt on 0-for-5 shooting. Cleveland has five turnovers, leading to six points for the Celtics. Boston is led by rookie Jayson Tatum, who has been ultra aggressive getting to the lane and has 9 pts so far.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs are in some early trouble here, falling down double digits at 27-17. Cleveland has four turnovers -- the biggest thing it wanted to avoid in Game 5 -- and Boston has just one.

Tatum follows up 3-pointer with assist to Baynes (0:35)
Baynes caps off block with tip-in (0:24)
Tatum makes jump shot after nice dribble (0:23)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love, who went 3-for-12 in Game 4, has the Cavs' first two possessions in Game 5 go through him. He goes 1-for-2.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics tweak their starting lineup for Game 5: Aron Baynes starts in place of Marcus Morris. Boston's starters: Baynes, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Terry Rozier.

Celtics' stars arrive for Game 5 (0:22)
Stevens: 'We gotta play 48 great minutes' (0:35)