The Golden State Warriors won the 5th game of the NBA Finals on Monday against the Boston Celtics, and they did so despite Steph Curry’s extremely uncharacteristic night.
Curry got 7-22 and scored 16 points in his Warriors ’104-94 victory. The shocking moment of the night is that Curry, the best 3-point shooter in history, went 0-0 at three. It was his first game in the playoffs without a three-pointer.
This is the first playoff game in the career of Steph Curry, in which he did not forget a single bit.
Recall: he played in 133 playoff games. pic.twitter.com/bpX6hPKkT4
– CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 14, 2022
Including the regular season, it interrupted a series of 233 games in a row where Curry scored a three-pointer.
Clay Thompson (5/11) and Jordan Poole (3/6) were the only Warriors players to shoot well on threes. In the team, Golden State went with a score of 9 to 40 (22.5 percent) in the top three.
It’s not a very good sign for Boston when Golden State wins with a score of 10, despite insufficient shooting for threes. Of course, Boston missed 10 free throws, which did not help (there were 21-on-31).
Now the Warriors led in a 3-2 series. Game 6 of the series – Thursday in Boston. Game 7 (if necessary) is scheduled for Sunday in San Francisco.