Celtics Win Game 5 Despite Kobe Bryant's Offense

It's attractive a lot like 2008 again, with Paul Pierce accustomed the Boston Celtics to achievement in the NBA finals and arch them to the border of yet addition title.Pierce denticulate 27 credibility - his best achievement of this year's finals - and the Celtics withstood 38 credibility from Kobe Bryant to exhausted the Los Angeles Lakers 92-86 on Sunday night and booty a 3-2 advance in the best-of-seven series.Game 6 is Tuesday night in Los Angeles, and a achievement again or in Game 7 in L.A. on Thursday would accord the Celtics a almanac 18th NBA championship.We've got to get one. We're too abutting to our goal," Pierce said. "We've got to get one.Pierce was the MVP of the '08 finals, back the fresh Big Three exhausted the Lakers to accession an NBA-record 17th banderole to the rafters at Boston's TD Garden. Bryant was the finals MVP aftermost year, back the Lakers exhausted the Orlando Magic to win their 15th championship.