Raise your hand if you believe that the Golden State Warriors would be able to win Game 5 of the NBA Finals without a single Steph Curry three-pointer. Any hands up? Prior to Game 5, no one would have raised their hands, but after Monday night there will be plenty of them in the air as the Warriors found a way past the Boston Celtics to take a crucial three-game to two edges in the series as it shifts back to Boston.
Andrew Wiggins was a major part of the 104-94 victory, posting a big-time double-double by scoring 26 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in what was unquestionably his best-ever game of basketball. The former #1 pick has always had potential, and that was fully realized on this particular evening as he paced the Warriors and allowed them to head to Boston in the driver’s seat and at least ensure that they would play in front of their home fans if Game 7 is needed. Jayson Tatum led all scorers on the green and white side of things with 27 while the aforementioned Curry, who missed all nine three’s he attempted, still managed to scrape together 16. Now, all the pressure will be on Boston come Thursday as they hope to send the series back to San Fran for a seventh game.