Crucial Game 5 in San Francisco
Both the Celtics and Warriors make their way back to the Chase Center for Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The series was tied up Friday night when the Warriors came back from a 7-point 4th quarter deficit to win 107 to 97. The Warriors outscored the Celtics 58 to 43 in the second half alone, mostly due to Steph Curry's 43 point double-double.
The story for Game 5 is the fact that neither team has been able to string together back-to-back twins so far this series. Going back to Golden State after the Warriors won Game 4 seems to tip the odds in the favor of the favorite Warriors.
The Warriors would lose Game 1 but win Game 2 in their most recent trip at their home arena, with the Celtics controlling Game 3 and losing Game 4. By a margin of 10 points, the Warriors would win the closest game yet in Game 4, all other games being won by at least 16 points.
The series has shown many different heroes for the Celtics, whether it's Al Horford's heroics in Game 1, Jaylen Brown's consistency throughout the series, or Jayson Tatum's ability to get a double-double almost every game. For the Warriors, they have had solid play from all of their starters and great defensive contributors on their bench as well, but it's mostly been a one-man show. Steph Curry has been on fire since the series started when he dropped 21 points on 6-of-7 from three in the first quarter of Game 1. Curry is averaging over 34 points a game, with a series high 41 in the last game.
The electricity will be profound in Golden State tonight as the winners of three other series in the last decade have one of the best home crowd advantages in the NBA. You can tune into ABC to watch the game starting at 9 o clock EST. Will Jayson Tatum have the breakout game we've been expecting form him? Will the Celtics hop out to an early lead they need to whether Golden State's storm? Will Curry drop 40 again? Tonight we find out that and more as one team will take a decisive advantage in the series.
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