NBA Finals Game 5 Recap

Monday night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 in game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco. The teams entered last night’s match tied 2-2 with the understanding that one would leave the Chase Center one step closer to the trophy. The Warriors are now one win away from their seventh NBA title as the series heads to Boston for game 6 on Thursday night at TD Garden.

Andrew Wiggins of the Warriors had the most important game of his career, leading his team to victory with 26 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Wiggins joined the Warriors in February of 2020 and is making strides with his first NBA Finals appearance. According to his coach, Steve Kerr, Wiggins “loves the challenge, he loves the competition.” Kerr added, “He’s found such a crucial role on this team. I think that empowers him. He knows how much we need him. He’s been fantastic.”

Shockingly, Stephen Curry, also of the Warriors, failed to make a 3-point shot for the first time in 133 playoff games. Although his efforts were 0 for 9 from the 3-point distance, Curry concluded the winning Game with 16 points, 8 assists, and 3 rebounds. Before last night’s game, Curry had a streak of 233 games, both regular season and playoffs, with a least one 3-pointer.

Regarding Curry’s missed shots, coach Kerr told reporters, “I think Steph was probably due for a game like this. He’s been shooting the ball so well that at some point he was going to have a tough night. But we’ve got a lot of talent and a lot of depth that can make up for that.” Regardless of frontrunner Curry’s off-night, with the help of Wiggins, the Warriors were able to come back from a third-quarter Boston run and change the course of the Game in the 4th quarter.

Following his impressive performance, Wiggins said, “We’re here. We’re here. We’re hungry and we want this. The team that wants it the most is going to get it and we want it.”

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