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Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass, center, reaches for a rebound against Philadelphia 76ers defenders Elton Brand, left, and Evan Turner during the first quarter of Game 5 in their NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics beat 76ers for series lead

Brandon Bass scored 27 points as Boston won 101-85 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. With a 3-2 series lead, the Celtics can win the series May 23.