Celtics vs. Heat Game 5: Date, time & TV channel for fifth matchup of 2023 NBA Playoffs

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The Celtics avoided the embarrassment of a sweep with a win against the Heat in Game 4. 

Boston delivered a 116-99 win to keep its season alive. Jayson Tatum led the way with 33 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists while Jaylen Brown finished with 17 points and Derrick White posted 16 of his own. 

Now, they have the chance to make things very interesting with another win in Game 5. If they secure a victory, it would send the series back to Miami once more, and the Heat would no doubt start to sweat. 

Smart and Brown warned their opponents not to let them win Game 4. Now that they have, is the dream of a 3-0 series comeback alive?

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Game 5 between the Heat and Celtics in the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals: 

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When is Game 5 of Celtics vs. Heat?

  • Date: Thursday, May 25

Game 5 of Celtics vs. Heat will be played on Thursday, May 25. The game will be held at TD Garden in Boston.

What time is Game 5 of Celtics vs. Heat?

  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET | 5:30 p.m. PT

Game 5 between Boston and Miami will tip off at 8:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT). It is the only series remaining before the NBA Finals, which is set to begin on Thursday, June 1. 

What channel is Celtics vs. Heat on?

  • TV channel: TNT
  • Live streaming: Sling TV

Game 5 of Celtics vs. Heat will air on TNT. Kevin Harlan, Reggie Miller and Stan Van Gundy will be on the call from Boston. Viewers can also stream the game on Sling TV.

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Celtics vs. Heat schedule

Here is the complete schedule for the 2023 Eastern Conference Finals between Boston and Miami:

Date Game Time (ET) TV channel
May 17 Heat 123, Celtics 116 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 19 Heat 111, Celtics 105 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 21 Heat 128, Celtics 102 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 23 Celtics 116, Heat 99 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 25 Game 5 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 27 Game 6* 8:30 p.m. TNT
May 29 Game 7* 8:30 p.m. TNT

*If necessary

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Sam Jarden is a content producer at Sporting News.