Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce (34) tries to drive between Cleveland Cavaliers' Shaquille O'Neal, left, and Antawn Jamison in the first quarter of Game 5 of a second round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, May 11, 2010, in Cleveland.
LeBron James gets a kiss from his mother while leaving the floor after Cleveland's 120-88 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 5.
Paul Pierce off the Boston Celtics is helped off the floor by Rajon Rondo (9), Kevin Garnett (5) and Ray Allen (20).
Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics reacts after a fourth-quarter basket with Kevin Garnett and Tony Allen.
Pushing the wrong buttons
Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown signals his team in the third quarter of Game 5.
Easy does it
Glen Davis shoots a layup as the Celtics roll up 120 points on the Cavaliers in a Game 5 rout.
No ring for the King?
LeBron James can only keep a stiff upper lip as he struggles in Game 5, missing 11 of 14 shots as the Cavaliers fall behind 3-2 in the series.
Paul Pierce shakes off his slump in Game 5, finishing with 21 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists.
Dude, quit it!
Cavaliers fans can only plead with Rajon Rondo, who has been the most dominant player in the series, averaging close to a triple-double.
Kendrick Perkins and the Celtics turn up the defense against Jamario Moon and the Cavs in Game 5, holding them to 41 percent shooting. The Celtics won 120-88 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
All hands on Shaq
Rajon Rondo and the Celtics try everything to hold down Shaquille O'Neal, who scores 21 points in Game 5, which Boston won 120-88 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Kendrick Perkin of the Boston Celtics rebounds against Anthony Parker of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Cleveland's LeBron James is fouled by the Celtics' Glen Davis during their playoff game, Tuesday.
Boston's Paul Pierce tries to drive between Cleveland's Shaquille O'Neal and Antawn Jamison during their playoff game, Tuesday.
That's why it's called homecourt advantage. Cleveland fans offer discouragement to Kevin Garnett as he shoots a free throw for the Celtics during their playoff game, Tuesday.
Irresistible force meets movable object as the Cavs' Shaquille O'Neal posts up Boston's Kendrick Perkins during their playoff game, Tuesday.
Battle of the headbands
Cleveland's LeBron James looks for a way to the basket, Boston's Paul Pierce acts as the roadblock during their playoff game, Tuesday.
Free at last
Cleveland's Shaquille O'Neal stands behind Raymond Towler, who was released from prison a week ago after 29 years when DNA tests proved his innocence, during the National Anthem before Tuesday's playoff game against the Celtics.