Warriors edge Celtics in gritty Game 5 win to take series lead

Warriors edge Celtics in gritty Game 5 win to take series lead

SAN FRANCISCO — Andrew Wiggins delivered the most important sport but in his eight-year profession with 26 factors and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 21 factors, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday evening for a 3-2 NBA Finals lead. 

Stephen Curry contributed 16 factors and eight assists however the all-time 3-point chief’s NBA-record streak of 132 straight postseason video games with at the very least one 3 ended, alongside along with his NBA-best run of 233 consecutive video games with a 3 between common season and playoffs mixed. 

Exhibiting a decided confidence and grit all night, Wiggins drove by way of the lane for an emphatic one-handed slam with 2:10 left to cap his sensible efficiency on each ends. 

The most effective-of-seven collection resumes in Boston on Thursday evening and if the Celtics can win at house they may return to the Bay Space for a winner-take-all Sport 7 on Sunday. All 5 video games thus far have been determined by 10 or extra factors. 

Andrew Wiggins takes a layup through the Warriors’ Sport 5 win over the Celtics. Jed Jacobsohn

The Warriors are one win away from being topped champions. AP

Marcus Sensible was whistled for a technical foul then an offensive foul in a one-second span early within the fourth. He overcame a sluggish begin to rating 20 factors, whereas Jayson Tatum had 27 factors and 10 rebounds. 

Jordan Poole knocked down a 33-foot 3 from the left wing to beat the third-quarter buzzer because the Warriors took a 75-74 lead into the ultimate 12 minutes after the Celtics roared again within the third. 

The Celtics discovered their very own third-quarter magic that has lengthy outlined Golden State’s success within the second half. Boston trailed 51-39 on the break earlier than charging again with 35-point outburst within the third. 

Klay Thompson shoots through the Warriors’ Sport 5 loss to the Celtics. EPA

Al Horford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6:28 left within the interval that made it 58-55 because the Celtics lastly discovered their capturing groove from deep. Grant Williams’ three-point play at 3:55 gave Boston a 66-61 lead. 

That was Boston’s eighth straight made 3 after lacking the preliminary 12. 

Jaylen Brown was 2 for 11 to begin the sport and completed with 18 factors on 5-of-18 capturing and missed all 5 of his 3-point tries. 

Tatum gave Boston its first 3-pointer on the evening 4:34 earlier than halftime and the Celtics have been 11 of 32 from deep total. 

Golden State wound up 9 of 40 from past the arc — Wiggins 0 of 6. 

Draymond Inexperienced had eight factors, eight rebounds and 7 assists earlier than fouling out with 3:01 remaining. 

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