Celtics Shock the Cavs to Take Game 5

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Boston Celtics have put the Cleveland

Cavaliers dangerously close to an early start to the Summer of


Ray Allen scored 25 points, Rajon Rondo scored all of his 16 in

the second half and the Celtics, once thought too old to challenge

for another title, beat LeBron James and the Cavs 120-88 in Game 5

on Tuesday night to move within one win of knocking the NBA's top

team from the playoffs.

Paul Pierce added 21 and Kevin Garnett 18 for the Celtics, who

handed the Cavs their worst home playoff loss in history and can

end Cleveland's season with a win in Game 6 on Thursday night.