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NBA Finals Game Five - Celtics 92, Lakers 86

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And so the Celtics are on the threshold of a dream, on the verge of winning their 18th NBA Championship. 

All that is left is to win one game in L.A.

Overcoming Kobe Bryant's 38 points, including 23 of the Lakers' points in a row at one stretch, Boston took a three-games-to-two lead in the Finals with a 92-86 victory on Sunday night.

Teams who have won the fifth game of a series to go up 3-2 have won 19 of those series out of 25, or 76% of the time.

Game Six is Tuesday night in Los Angeles, with a seventh game, if necessary, on Thursday.