Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors

2022 NBA Finals Advantage Warriors

The Golden State Warriors took a massive step towards clinching the 2022 NBA Finals with last night’s game five win.  Their unlikely hero was former 1st overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins who stole the show with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Just as well as the warrior’s leading man Stephen Curry was having an off night with only 16 points. Mind you, he managed 8 assists, which went a long way towards securing the victory.

Overall both sides looked tired after what has been a hard-fought series to date. Neither side had their 3-point shooting boots on with Golden State going 9-40! Boston was not much better at 11-32 but they at least improved in the second half hitting 8 in a row.  This after missing their first 12 attempts in first half!

Those eight consecutive in the 3rd quarter saw them claw back a 12-point halftime deficit and take the lead. Still, if you turn the ball over 18 times it’s hard to win and Jason Tatum like Curry looked a bit out of sorts. Maybe a couple of days off will get them back to their best.

So after trailing twice in the series The Warriors are only a game away from clinching their 4th championship since 2015. Mind you the Celtics have faced elimination three times in the 2022 postseason so it may be a bit early to write them off.

Game Trivia

This was the first time Stephen Curry has not shot a 3-pointer in a playoff game.

It’s also the first time Boston has lost consecutive games in this postseason.


Scores So Far

Boston 120 Golden State 108

Golden State 107 Boston 88

Boston 116 Golden State 100

Golden State 107 Boston 97

Golden State 104 Boston 94. 

Warriors Lead 3-2

So now on to game six which the neutrals will be hoping goes to the Celtics as we all love a seven-game final. Well, maybe not us as we tipped the Warriors.

For those planning to watch put Thursday 16th June at 9.00 pm ET in your diary.

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