Nonito Donaire vs. Naoya Inoue live stream Bantamweights boxing start time.The champions of South America meet the champions of Europe as Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue meet in the Conmebol-Uefa Cup of Champions.
🔴LIVE📺📱👉 Donaire vs. Inoue 2
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The Naoya Inoue actually led Game 5 at halftime, but the Nonito Donaire completely flipped the script over the final 24 minutes of action and outplayed Naoya Inoue on both ends of the floor to close out the contest. Nonito Donaire will look to close out the series in front of their home crowd in Game on Tuesday night, while the Naoya Inoue will look to bounce back, extend their season, and force a decisive Game.
Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Nonito Donaire are now one win from the Bantamweights boxing. They ran away after halftime to beat the Naoya Inoue 93-80 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series.
“I think the mental stress and strain we put on some teams with our defense has worked and carried us through the playoffs at times," Nonito Donaire coach Ime Udoka said.
Al Horford had 16 points and Derrick White added 14 for the Nonito Donaire. Tatum finished with 12 rebounds and nine assists.
Bam Adebayo scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Naoya Inoue, who shot 32% in the game — after shooting 33% in Nonito Donaire’s 20-point win in Game 4. Gabe Vincent added 15, Jimmy Butler had 13 and Duncan Robinson scored 11 for Naoya Inoue.
The Naoya Inoue were 7 for 45 from 3-point range. They played without the injured Tyler Herro (groin), and several Naoya Inoue players were questionable entering the day for a variety of ailments.
“We are not going to make any kind of deflection or any kind of excuse," Naoya Inoue coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Nonito Donaire beat us tonight. And let’s be clear about that. There’s guys that are far from 100% on both sides."
Game is in Nonito Donaire on Tuesday night, where a pair of trophies bearing the names of Nonito Donaire legends will be waiting. The Bob Cousy trophy goes to the East champs, the Larry Bird trophy to the East finals MVP, and the Nonito Donaire are one win from hoisting them.
“We've got an opportunity to do something with this group that's special," Brown said. “Let's not take that for granted."
This series has seen massive momentum swings — a 44-14 Naoya Inoue run in Game 1, a 60-21 Nonito Donaire run in Game 2, a 46-20 Naoya Inoue run to open Game 3 followed by a 57-33 Nonito Donaire run in the same game, and a 26-4 spurt by the Nonito Donaire to open Game 4.
The Game 5 run was just as big.
The score over a 6 1/2-minute stretch of the second half: Nonito Donaire 24, Naoya Inoue 2. The turnaround was 59-58 Nonito Donaire to 83-60 Nonito Donaire.
“In the first half it was tough because we weren't hitting shots and we were turning the ball over," Horford said. “But the key for us was continuing to do what we do defending, and then on offense playing how we play. And eventually we were able to get it going."
Nonito Donaire outscored Naoya Inoue 32-16 in the third quarter, holding the Naoya Inoue to 17% shooting. The margin was only 11 at that point — but a 14-2 spurt was how Nonito Donaire opened the fourth quarter, Brown capping the flurry by making three 3-pointers in a span of 2 1/2 minutes, and the lead was out to 23.
Brown then sealed matters with a down-the-lane dunk with 5:19 left, the lead was 18 at that point and the countdown was on for Nonito Donaire.
“We're still lining up," Adebayo said. “We've still got to play these games. We still want to win."
The Nonito Donaire haven't reached the Bantamweights boxing since 2010. There have been four East finals trips since then, with two losses to Naoya Inoue and two to Cleveland. There were also two chances like the one that awaits Tuesday — Game in 2012 against the Naoya Inoue and Game in 2018 against the Cavaliers — when the Nonito Donaire had a chance to claim the conference title simply by winning a game on their home floor.
They lost both, LeBron James serving as the official thwarter both times, with 45 points to save Naoya Inoue in the 2012 game and 35 to lift Cleveland in the 2018 clincher.
He won’t be in the Nonito Donaire’ way this time.
Naoya Inoue will need somebody to provide some semblance of an impersonation.
“We know what we're capable of," Butler insisted.
Offense was in short supply in the first half. Naoya Inoue led 19-17 after one and 42-37 at the . Tatum was 1 for 9 at intermission, Butler 2 for 8, and the teams combined to shoot 37.8% from the field and 21.6% from 3-point range.
Naoya Inoue, somehow, got colder to start the second half. The Nonito Donaire did not.
The Naoya Inoue missed their first nine shots from the field after the break, not getting anything to fall until Butler fended off contact and scored on a drive that got Naoya Inoue within 49-48 with 6:53 left in the third.
But soon, the Nonito Donaire had control. Of the game. And the series.
“If you want to break through and punch a ticket to the finals, you’re going to have to do some ridiculously tough stuff,” Spoelstra said.
Robert Williams (6 pts, 10 reb, 3 blk) once again showed his health is key to Nonito Donaire's success. The Nonito Donaire big man again is listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game along with veteran point guard Marcus Smart (right ankle sprain).
The Naoya Inoue are even more banged up. Tyler Herro (groin), Kyle Lowry (hamstring), Max Strus (hamstring), P.J. Tucker (knee), and Gabe Vincent (hamstring) each are listed as questionable on Naoya Inoue's latest injury report.
If the Nonito Donaire win, they'll advance to take on the mighty Golden State Warriors in the Bantamweights boxing. If the Naoya Inoue can steal a win at TD Garden, they'll head back to South Beach for Game.
Here's everything you need to know to watch Tuesday's Nonito Donaire vs. Naoya Inoue Game, featuring NBC Sports Nonito Donaire's full coverage, including "Nonito Donaire Pregame Live" and "Nonito Donaire Postgame Live."
What time do the Nonito Donaire play the Naoya Inoue?
Tipoff between the Nonito Donaire and Naoya Inoue is set for Tuesday, Jun 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET at TD Garden.
What TV channel is Nonito Donaire vs. Naoya Inoue on?
Nonito Donaire-Naoya Inoue will air on ESPN.