NBA Finals: Warriors-Celtics Game 5

Dave Martin
By Dave Martin
June 13, 2022Sports News

Game 5 of the NBA finals is Monday night, and with the series tied at 2, the stakes are pretty high. Golden State gutted out an impressive win in Game 4 to regain home-court advantage. Steph Curry continues his march toward winning Finals MVP with 43 points the last time out. He’s been the high scorer in every game this series, while hitting nearly half of his three-point attempts. On the opposite end, Draymond Green has struggled on offense. Normally a defensive stopper and all-around good player, Green has hit just 23 percent of his shots—and missing all 9 of his threes—while accumulating more fouls than points.

The Celtics meanwhile have been led by their young stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown—both are averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds a game. Tatum also leads the team in assists averaging nearly 8 a game. He and the Celtics will have their work cut out for them though, as two of the three possible games left will be in San Francisco.

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