Live NBA playoffs updates as Boston looks to force a Game 7 against Miami

The Boston Celtics put together another impressive performance in Game 5 and extended their season for a couple more days. However, despite the blowout win on Thursday, they’re still playing with their backs against the wall heading into Saturday night’s game. Miami has now failed to close out Boston in back-to-back games but will have extra motivation in front of their home crowd.

Believe it or not, the hard part is already done for the Boston Celtics. In NBA history, 150 teams have built a 3-0 lead in a seven-game series. Of those 150 teams, 136 went on to win their matchups in five games or less. That means that more than 90% of teams facing 3-0 deficits before the 2023 Eastern Conference finals got knocked out faster than the Celtics have. Historically speaking, teams trailing 3-0 almost never make it to 3-2.

Follow along below as CBS Sports provides live updates from Game 6 between Boston and Miami.