If the Celtics were looking for bulletin board material for the next contest, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr provided that after Game 5.
Golden State closed out the Celtics in a crucial contest to take a 3-2 series lead, placing it one win away from winning its fourth NBA title in eight seasons.
Behind a breakout performance of 26 points and 13 points from Andrew Wiggins and 21 points from Klay Thompson, the Warriors were able to hold off a Boston comeback to protect home court.
Now, the series shifts back to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday. After the win, coach Kerr spoke to his team with confidence, preaching that they will close things out on the road.
“We're going to get this in Boston. We're going to finish this in Boston.”