Celtics beat 76ers for series lead

Brandon Bass scored 27 points as Boston won 101-85 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. With a 3-2 series lead, the Celtics can win the series May 23.

Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, center, reaches for a rebound against Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Evan Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, center, reaches for a rebound against Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Evan Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, center, reaches for a rebound against Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Evan Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen (20) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala (9)and over 76ers Thaddeus Young during the second quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen (20) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala (9)and over 76ers Thaddeus Young during the second quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Boston Celtics' Ray Allen (20) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Andre Iguodala (9)and over 76ers Thaddeus Young during the second quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers passes the ball as Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics defends in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Five
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers passes the ball as Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics defends in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Five
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot in the first half against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Greg Stiemsma #54 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot as Jrue Holiday #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics - Game Five
BOSTON, MA - MAY 21: Greg Stiemsma #54 of the Boston Celtics takes a shot as Jrue Holiday #11 of the Philadelphia 76ers defends in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 21, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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