The Warriors, one victory away from the ring after defeating the Celtics in the fifth game
Golden State overcame Curry's horrible night to win 104-94 with an exceptional Wiggins, author of 26 points and 13 rebounds
The Celtics didn't have enough with Tatum's 27 points and 10 rebounds and Smart's 20 points, limited by the good Californian defense
The The Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and are only one win away from winning the title after going 3-2 in the series .
In an atypical game for Steph Curry (16 points and 8 assists, but 0/9 in triples), the key piece in the fourth game, J ordan Poole and, above all, a superlative Andrew Wiggins (26 points and 13 rebounds) were in charge of executing some Celtics that started from behind, recovered in the third quarter and then signed a horrendous last quarter, in which they failed 9 of their first 10 shooting. The 27 points and 10 rebounds of Jayson Tatum, the 20 of Smart or the 18 with 9 rebounds of Brown.
@22wiggins' BIG NIGHT
10 points in the fourth quarter
— NBA Spain (@NBAspain) June 14, 2022
The first quarter did not look good for the interests of those from Massachusetts. The Warriors put up a solid defense and moved the ball very well in attack, without rushing or abusing the shot from beyond. of the 7 meters. The room ended. with an 11-point lead (27-16) for those at home. However, Boston recovered. The second quarter was even (the Warriors won it 1, 23-24), but it was enough for those from San Francisco Bay to arrive at halftime with a comfortable lead (52-39).
A fatal outcome for Boston
Boston was resurrected. in an unappealable third quarter of the 'Proud Greens'.The intensity in attack had no comparison with what was seen in the first half, they scored in 12 minutes almost the same as in the previous 24 and closed a 35-24 run that left them very alive heading into the last quarter. They would have even gone ahead if Poole hadn't scored an unlikely basket to the backboard at the buzzer (76-74).
However, the final quarter was hell for the Celtics. The Warriors regained their defensive tone, they didn't need Curry (who left for the first time in his career without scoring a 3-pointer in a playoff game), let Wiggins do damage near the rim and forced Boston to miss 9 of their first 10 shots in the room.
Jordan Poole was lightning in a bottle for the @warriors in Game 5, scoring 14 points in 14 minutes of play and hitting a momentum-changing buzzer-beater from DEEP to end Q3! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/frlbDdYvNU
— NBA (@NBA) June 14, 2022
From there, the game had little emotion. their lead and Boston made up for it. The result until the final 104-94 in a few minutes in which the only thing of interest was that Draymond Green came back. He was sent off for 6 personal fouls, the last one for vehemently protesting a referee's decision. The signaling of the referees was removed, but the review removed the signal. The Warriors were right.
Anyway, that little incident did not hide the truth. the bathroom that Golden State provided. in the fourth quarter to Boston, which is now seen between a rock and a hard place. He has no margin for error: if he doesn't win the next two games, San Francisco will put a new ring on his finger.