Closing time ... or is it?

The odds of a Game 6 victory aren't in C's favor, but the payoff would be huge

Updated: May 23, 2012, 8:56 PM ET
By Peter May | ESPNBoston.com

Statistically, the Celtics were mortal locks to win Game 5. At least these Celtics were. Monday night's game against Philadelphia represented the eighth time in the current Big Three (or Big Four) era that the Celtics entered a Game 5 with the series knotted at 2-2.

Their record in those eight games: 8-0.

OK, to be fair, seven of those eight have been at home. The only roadie in the group came in the Eastern Conference semifinals in 2010 at Cleveland, a.k.a. The Great LeBron ...

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