Cavaliers vs. Celtics Game 5 NBA Preview (5/15/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 15, 2024
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Celtics Vs. Cavaliers Preview

The Cleveland Cavaliers are scheduled to play against the Boston Celtics on May 15, at 7:00 p.m. at TD Garden in Boston. The game will be broadcast on TNT. The Celtics have taken a commanding 3-1 lead and will look to finish off the Cavaliers tonight in Game 5. Get Cavaliers vs. Celtics odds, projected starting lineups, injuries, and stats.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics odds for Game 5

The Celtics are massive favorites to move on tonight, per NBA betting odds. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all released their lines, all in agreement that the Celtics are double-digit favorites. The total is vastly lower than other games this series as the Donovan Mitchell injury does not favor a high total, nor is the Cavs pulling off a win here tonight. Massachusetts sportsbooks all have -14.5 at the moment.

  • DraftKings: Celtics -14.5, over/under 205.0
  • FanDuel: Celtics -14.5, over/under 205.5
  • Caesars: Celtics -14.5, over/under 205.5
  • BetMGM: Celtics -14.5, over/under 205.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Cavaliers vs Celtics.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics projected starting lineups

Cavaliers projected starting lineup

PG: Darius Garland
SG: Donovan Mitchell (game-time decision)
SF: Max Strus
PF: Isaac Okoro
C: Evan Mobley

Celtics projected starting lineup

PG: Jrue Holiday
SG: Derrick White
SF: Jaylen Brown
PF: Jayson Tatum
C: Al Horford

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics injuries for Game 5

Cavaliers: Ty Jerome (PG) is out with an ankle injury. Craig Porter Jr. (PG) is doubtful due to an ankle issue. Donovan Mitchell (SG), Caris LeVert (SF), and Jarrett Allen (C) are all questionable with calf, knee, and rib injuries respectively.

Celtics: Kristaps Porzingis (C) is out with a calf injury.

Cavaliers vs. Celtics Team Stats

Two quality defenses again will face off in what has been a tough series to generate offense in. Boston will look to their duo to bring home a victory tonight after winning in Game 4.

Cleveland Cavaliers Team Stats

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished with a season record of 48-34, positioning them second in the Central Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference. Struggling to score in this series is no surprise given the absence of Donovan Mitchell lately. Here are the Cavaliers’ key season stats:

  • Points per game: 112.6
  • Points allowed per game: 110.2
  • FG%: 47.9
  • 3PT%: 36.7
  • Assists per game: 28.0
  • Rebounds per game: 43.3

Boston Celtics Team Stats

Boston Celtics boasted a leading record of 64-18, securing the top spot in both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. They are one game away from the Eastern Conference Finals. Below are the Celtics’ season statistics:

  • Points per game: 120.6
  • Points allowed per game: 109.2
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 38.8
  • Assists per game: 26.9
  • Rebounds per game: 46.3

Player Stats for Cavaliers vs. Celtics

Jayson Tatum will look to continue his hot stretch with another 30+ point game. Jaylen Brown has also been terrific. Cleveland will look to Darius Garland again to lead the team, but Cleveland will need others to step up to extend the series.

Cavaliers Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Cavaliers have shown strong performances from their key players. Darius Garland and Evan Mobley are among the top contributors, setting the stage for an exciting game.

  • Darius Garland (PG): 30 PTS, 3 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Evan Mobley (PF): 19 PTS, 9 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Caris LeVert (SF): 19 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Max Strus (SG): 15 PTS, 7 RBS, 7 ASTS
  • Dean Wade (PF): 3 PTS, 1 RBS, 0 AST

Season leaders for the Cavaliers bring solid averages into this matchup:

  • Donovan Mitchell (SG): 26.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 6.1 APG
  • Darius Garland (PG): 18.0 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Jarrett Allen (C): 16.5 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.7 APG
  • Caris LeVert (SF): 14.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Max Strus (SG): 12.2 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.0 APG

Celtics Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Celtics are entering the game with strong performances from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who have been instrumental in their recent games, indicating a high-stakes game against the Cavaliers.

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 33 PTS, 11 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 16 PTS, 7 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 27 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST
  • Derrick White (SG): 5 PTS, 7 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Al Horford (C): 6 PTS, 6 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season leaders for the Celtics also come with impressive averages:

  • Jayson Tatum (SF): 26.9 PPG, 8.1 RPG, 4.9 APG
  • Jaylen Brown (SG): 23.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Kristaps Porzingis (C): 20.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Derrick White (SG): 15.2 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 5.2 APG
  • Jrue Holiday (PG): 12.5 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 4.8 APG
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