Led by great Andrew Wiggins, the Warriors won 104-94 against the Celtics last night at the Chase Center in the fifth game of the NBA Finals. They go 3-2 and will have a chance to finish on Thursday.
The Warriors 48 minutes from a seventh title. Led by superhuman Stephen Curry on Friday, during Game 4, Steve Kerr’s men relied primarily on his defense to eliminate Boston (104-94) on Monday at the Chase Center in the fifth game of the NBA Finals. . They now lead 3-2 in the series and will have the opportunity to conclude the night from Thursday to Friday (3am) on the boards of TD Garden. Otherwise, the two teams would meet Sunday night through Monday (2 a.m.) in San Francisco for a game 7.
26 points and 13 rebounds for excellent Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 asset in the California franchise on Monday. “We are here and we are hungry, we want it“We dropped it on ABC. We saw it … 21 on Klay Thompson’s credit, 14 in 14 minutes for Jordan Poole and 8 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for a Draymond Green found. Cold as a cube of ice after his 43-point festival on Friday, Curry finished with 16 points at 7/22 on shots, including 0/9 from a distance, but that wasn’t enough for C’s who lost 18 balls in that part. and 10 rebounds in favor of Jayson Tatum, too much sun offensively, despite Marcus Smart’s 20 points.18 signed Jaylen Brown, but at 5/18 on shots and with 5 bullet losses.
A trench war
More physical despite coach Kerr’s small five, the Warriors got off to a good start, with an overwhelming Green at the start, and derailed Boston’s attack (24-8), despite a discreet Curry. Not as much as Tatum, who lined up three baskets in a row to mark his awakening (26-14). This first quarter ended with a whistle denied Curry in the circle, with 0”5 to play. No matter, Wiggins got a 0.2 of the bell, provoking the wrath of Udoka and a coach. One-way match start symbol (27-16, end of 1st QT). He just flies to the ointment, Looney’s third foul. If Boston found teeth in that first period in the form of trench warfare (32-18, then 32-26), the Dubs held the reins until the break (51-39 MT). Wiggins, top scorer so far with 16 points, ahead of Tatum (13) and Curry (10). With an ugly 39% in shots, 44.4% in throws, 0 points in transition and already 9 ball losses, Boston was not there!
The walls of the locker room must have shaken: the C’s, led by an aggressive Tatum at will, put enormous pressure on the defense in the second half. They have returned 8 straight wins between the second and third quarter, after losing their first 12 of the match (!), In order to take the lead for the first time (55-58)! They extended their lead to +5 (61-66), a 21-point delta (+16 GS in the first period), as their hosts lost 14 overs in a row before seeing two falls, works of Thompson (67-68). . The two teams went head-to-head in the final minutes of the third quarter to this crazy “buzer-beater” with Poole’s board, after a rebound caught with 3”5 to play (75-74 final 3rd QT )!
Wiggins as head
The starting point of a 13-0 (85-74), without Curry, allowed to breathe a little, but with Poole on fire while Smart lost his foot, the latter rescuing in quick succession a technique and an offensive foul . Quite a symbol … Curry continued to water from a distance but Wiggins, took all the stops. Exceptional in defense, reliable in attack: the former number 1 of the Draft signed a game of heads (93-79). Frustrated, bruised, dominated, the men in black just had to wait for Tatum’s exploits. But Green’s sixth foul, 3’01 from the end, didn’t change anything. Wiggins flew into the air to make a superpowered kill, Thompson was a rope from afar and after Payton II’s touch, Idoka had seen enough: the Boston coach called for a timeout, “garbage time “during the last minute 19 (104-88). , then 104-94 final score). On Thursday, the Celtics will have their backs to the wall, and the Warriors the taste of the title in their mouths. “I’m excited, this is my lifelong opportunity, I can’t wait to be thereexclaims Wiggins, the great man of the Dubs afternoon.