Andrew Wiggins shines as Golden State Warriors defeat Boston Celtics to take 3-2 lead in NBA finals

Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points to help Warriors beat Celtics by 104-94 in the NBA finals

By Web Desk
June 14, 2022
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SAN FRANCISCO: Andrew Wiggins shined as Golden State Warriors beat Boston Celtics by 104-94, getting them a win away from their seventh NBA title.

The Warriors lead the series 3-2 and can win their fourth title in eight years if they win game six of the best-of-seven series on Thursday in Boston.

Wiggins paced Golden State with 26 points, and Klay Thompson contributed 21 more.

However, Stephen Curry, who led the team with 43 points in game four, missed all nine three-point attempts on Tuesday.

Curry has never gone without a three-pointer in 133 playoff games previously, but Warriors head coach Steve Kerr claimed the athlete was "probably due to a game like this."

Wiggins' effort comes 36 years after his father, Mitchell, came off the bench to lead the Houston Rockets to a game five victory over the same opponents in the 1986 NBA Finals.

For the Celtics, who had led the series 2-1, Jayson Tatum scored a game-high 27 points.

However, as was the case in their Eastern semi-final against the Milwaukee Bucks, they now need back-to-back victories to win.