Published on June 14, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. – updated on June 14, 2022 at 10:53 a.m.
Despite a rather clumsy Stephen Curry, Golden State dominated Boston (104-94) tonight and is now only one victory away from the title in these NBA Finals. The Warriors will have a first opportunity to close the deal in a few days at TD Garden.
The Warriors take the lead! For the first time in this series, the Californians are ahead and it comes (perhaps) at the best of times for them. Indeed, in the night from Monday to Tuesday, Golden State won in its room against Boston (104-94) and now leads 3-2 in these NBA Finals. It must be said that at the Chase Center, the locals quickly took control of the meeting, thanks to a 24-8 entry. Behind, despite their awakening, the Celtics were still 12 points behind at the break (51-39). If the latter almost reset the counters to zero in the third quarter time and thus returned to a length of the players of Steve Kerr (75-74), Jayson Tatum (27 points and 10 rebounds) and his then seemed to lack juice in the last 12 minutes. They were then unable to do anything to counter the Californians who again made the difference to finally win almost without shaking in the money-time, they who counted up to 16 points ahead at the end of the game. . Thanks to this second success in a row against Boston, Golden State therefore takes the lead in this series for the first time and will have two title shotsincluding the premiere in a few days at TD Garden.
Wiggins and Thompson take over from Curry
If Stephen Curry (16 points and 8 assists) and the Warriors can have a smile, the point guard was very clumsy during this game 5 (7 of 22 on shots, including 0 of 9 on three points), which also ended his incredible streak of 233 straight games with at least one three-point shot scored. It is even the first time that this has happened to him in his career in the playoffs, in 132 games. A clumsiness that was obviously contagious during this fifth duel between the Warriors and the Celtics, as evidenced by the 52 three-point shots missed during this one (20 out of 72). However, if the local number 30 was therefore less visible than usual, he was perfectly supplemented by Andrew Wiggins (26 points and 13 rebounds) and Klay Thompson (21 points), or even by Gary Payton II (15 points and 5 rebounds) and Jordan Poole (14 points) off the bench. Opposite, despite the contribution of Marcus Smart (20 points), Jaylen Brown (18 points and 9 rebounds) or even Robert Williams (10 points and 8 rebounds), the visitors notably paid dearly for the many free throws left on the way (21 out of 31).
BASKETBALL – NBA / FINALS
From June 3 to 19, 2022
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS – BOSTON CELTICS: 3-2
Match 1 – Golden State Warriors- Boston Celtics : 108-120
Match 2 – Golden State Warriors –Boston Celtics: 107-88
Match 3 – Boston Celtics – Golden State Warriors: 116-100
Match 4 -Boston Celtics- Golden State Warriors : 97-107
Match 5 – Golden State Warriors –Boston Celtics: 104-94
Game 6 on Thursday, June 16 in Boston
Game 7 (if necessary) on Sunday, June 19 in San Francisco
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