The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics clash Monday night in game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Chase Center in San Francisco. The Boston Celtics look for a rebound showing to go up 3-2. The Golden State Warriors look for back-to-back wins to take a 3-2 series lead.
The Boston Celtics are averaging 106.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 101.8 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.1 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Jaylen Brown is averaging 22.8 points and 3.5 assists. Marcus Smart is the third double-digit scorer and Al Horford is grabbing 9.1 rebounds.
Game Recap: Warriors 107, Celtics 97
The Boston Celtics are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Boston Celtics are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.
The Golden State Warriors are averaging 112.7 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Stephen Curry is averaging 27.6 points and 5.7 assists, while Klay Thompson is averaging 19.3 points and 3.9 rebounds. Jordan Poole is the third double-digit scorer and Andrew Wiggins is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Golden State Warriors are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Golden State Warriors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Celtics are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 road games and 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Warriors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Celtics last 6 Monday games. The over is 4-1 in Warriors last 5 overall. The Celtics are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Golden State and 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
It’s tough to get a great feel for the Boston Celtics, as one game they look unbeatable and the next game they can’t hit a shot and get inconsistent play from their stars. I guess this would be a game where the Celtics bounce back. However, the Warriors grinded out a win in game 4, showing the heart and mental game of champions, and I just believe it’s going to be tough to beat them at home with this being the business end of the series. Remember, if that historic fourth quarter in game 1 doesn’t happen, the Warriors easily win their first two games at home. Role players play better at home, so I expect a big game from Poole. Give me the Warriors.