The Golden State Warriors returned home to the Chase Center in San Francisco for game 5 of the NBA Finals. Having the advantage of playing at home proved to pay great dividends for the Warriors. The Warriors defeated the Celtics 104-94 to take a 3 games to 2 lead in this best-of-seven NBA Finals series.
Andrew Wiggins stepped up big for the Warriors in the victory. Wiggins led the team with 26 points on 12-for-23 shooting from the field. Wiggins also grabbed 13 rebounds and dished out two assists on the night. Wiggins’ teammate Draymond Green had strong praise for Wiggins postgame.
“Coming into this year, he was an All-Star starter for a reason,” Draymond Green said. “… The bigger the challenge has been that we’ve thrown in front of him, the bigger he’s responded. You want a guy like that. When the stage gets big, they respond and play their best basketball, and that’s what he’s been doing.”
Wiggins was happy with his performance as well. He spoke on his play postgame. He also spoke on how it feels to be on the cusp of winning his first NBA title.
“It’s something I dreamt about for sure, being in the league, and this is the ultimate stage,” Wiggins said. “It doesn’t get bigger than this.”
More Warriors Contributions
- Klay Thompson scored 21 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out two assists.
- Stephen Curry scored 16 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out eight assists.
- Gary Payton II scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench.
- Jordan Poole scored 14 points off the bench
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will take place Thursday, 6/16 in Boston. Tip-off from the TD Garden will be at 9 pm. The game will once again air nationally on ABC.