The Golden State Warriors are one win away from a seventh NBA title after Andrew Wiggins impressed his workforce to a 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors lead the collection 3-2 and might declare a fourth title in eight years with victory in recreation six of the best-of-seven contest in Boston on Thursday.
Wiggins led Golden State with 26 factors whereas Klay Thompson added an additional 21.
However Stephen Curry, who starred with 43 factors in recreation 4, missed all 9 of his three-point makes an attempt on Tuesday.
Curry had by no means earlier than gone with no three-pointer in 133 profession play-off video games, however Warriors head coach Steve Kerr mentioned the participant was “most likely due a recreation like this”.
Wiggins’ efficiency comes 36 years after his father, Mitchell, got here off the bench to guide the Houston Rockets to victory in opposition to the identical opponents in recreation 5 of the 1986 NBA Finals.
“It is a chance of a lifetime,” Wiggins mentioned. “It is one thing I’ve labored onerous for, one thing the workforce has labored onerous for, so I am excited. I am unable to wait.”
He added: “We’re right here and we’re hungry. The workforce that desires it probably the most goes to get it, and we wish it.”
Jayson Tatum scored a game-high 27 factors for the Celtics, who had led the collection 2-1.
However, as was the case of their Jap semi-final in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks, they now require back-to-back wins to triumph.