Andrew Wiggins put on a show to lead his team to a 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday at the Chase Centre in San Francisco. This means the Warriors have a 3-2 series lead and are one win away from winning their fourth Larry O’Brien Trophy NBA championship in eight years.
Steph Curry, who had one of the best games of his career in game 4 with 43 points, failed to hit a three-pointer in game 5. He missed all nine of his three-point attempts. The all-time three-point leader’s streak of 132 consecutive postseason games with at least one three-pointer was snapped. This also ended Curry’s NBA-best streak of 233 consecutive games with a three-pointer in the regular season and playoffs combined.
Wiggins excelled with 26 points and 13 rebounds while Klay Thompson added a further 21. Curry had 16 points and 8 assists, Gary Paton II with 15, and Jordan Poole with 14 points off the bench. Draymond Green finished with eight points, six assists, and eight rebounds. Wiggins and Poole carried the Warriors in the final 12 minutes where he scored 10 of his 26.
Jayson Tatum led all scorers with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Marcus Smart had 20 points, Jaylene Brown had 18, and Robert Williams had ten. Boston has now lost back-to-back games for the first time since January.
Having led by more than 16 points in two games against the Celtics, the Dubs will use game 6 as an opportunity to close out the series on Thursday.