San Francisco, US, Jun 13 (EFE).- The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday to go up 3-2 in the NBA Finals and move within one win of their fourth NBA title in eight years.
Warriors guard Stephen Curry was not in the best of forms and finished with just 16 points on 7-for-22 shooting but a solid team performance ensured that the Warriors came out ahead.
Andrew Wiggins had 26 points and 13 rebounds and Klay Thompson another 21 points with 5 3-pointers to emerge as the top scorers for the Warriors.
Jayson Tatum, who scored 27 points and 10 rebounds was the top scorer for the Celtics, who must win Game 6 at home on Thursday and Game 7 back in San Francisco on Sunday in order to lift the championship trophy.
The Celtics committed 18 turnovers against the Warriors’ 7 and shot 21-of-31 (67.7 percent) at the line.
It was an exciting match with runs by both teams.
At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors had 27 points to the Celtics’ 16 and entered halftime with a 12-point lead.
However, the Celtics responded in the third quarter with a fabulous 4:19 that allowed them to pull ahead for the first time in the game.
A spectacular 3-pointer by Jordan Poole beat the buzzer and gave the Warriors a 75-74 lead into the final 12 minutes of the game.
The Warriors then outscored the Celtics 29-20 in the fourth quarter to seal their win. EFE