Wiggins Wills Warriors in Game 5 Win

06/14/2022 Wiggins Wills Warriors in Game 5 Win

By: Jeff Yoder

Steph Curry Goes Cold (0-for-9, 3pt), but Andrew Wiggins & Supporting Cast Save Warriors in Game 5 (104-94)

Game 5 goes to Golden State! The Warriors took Game 4 behind a 43-point night from Steph Curry, but Game 5 was a different story. It was Andrew Wiggins (26 points, 13 rebounds) who shined the brightest on Monday night as Curry had a historically bad shooting performance. Wiggins filled the gap on offense while holding Jayson Tatum to just five points in the 4th quarter on 1-for-5 shooting. The Warriors held the advantage through most of the first half. Boston took the lead on the scoreboard in the 3rd, but the Dubs flipped it back with a Jordan Poole buzzer-beater that sparked a 13-0 run before cruising to a double-digit win.


Curry Goes Cold: Steph Curry scored just 16 points on 7-for-22 shooting, including a stunning 0-for-9 night from 3-point range. It was the first time in Curry’s playoff career that he went 0-for-anything from deep, and it snapped a 233-game streak with at least one 3.


Dubs by Committee: The Warriors’ supporting cast stepped up on Curry’s cold night, including Wiggins’ 26 along with 50 combined from Klay Thompson (21), Gary Payton II (15) and Jordan Poole (14).


Fun Fact: The Celtics were 7-0 following a loss this postseason (now 7-1). They’ve also went to Game 7 in each of the last two rounds, so don’t count Boston out yet.


The Warriors are one win away from their fourth title in seven years. Game 6 heads back to Boston, and it’s do-or-die for the Celtics. GSW Leads Series (3-2)


Watch: Wiggins Wills Warriors to Game 5 Win (104-94)


NBA Finals Schedule

Gm 6: Warriors at Celtics (Thurs. 9:00 pm ET)

GSW Leads Series (3-2)


Additional Storylines

B/R: Andrew Wiggins Says Game 6 Will Be ‘Opportunity of a Lifetime’

Yahoo! Sports: Andrew Wiggins Steps Up in Pivotal Game 5 Win as Warriors Take 3-2 Series Lead


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