By Rex Neil Falogme

PHOTO: The Sporting News

And the Warriors are one game away from winning their fourth NBA championship in the last seven years.

Andrew Wiggins starred when it mattered most as Golden State moved closer to another NBA championship after its 104-94 victory against the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center, Tuesday (PH Time).  
Wiggins finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds to carry the Warriors after an off-night performance from their superstar Stephen Curry who went 0-for-9 from 3-point range. 

“It’s something I dreamt about for sure, being in the league, and this is the ultimate stage,” Wiggins said. “It doesn’t get bigger than this.”  

Curry had only 16 points in 37 minutes of playing time but Golden State got decent help from Klay Thompson after dropping 21 points alongside Wiggins.    

The Warriors were able to make a strong start as they took a 12-point lead at the half, 51-39.

The Celtics found their magic in the second half and went to a 35-point outburst, but ran out of steam in the final 12 minutes and was limited to 20 points.

Jason Tatum led Boston with game-high 27 points and 10 rebounds followed by the 20-point outing of Marcus Smart.

The Warriors will try to capture their seventh all-time NBA title as the Celtics live to fight another day in Game 6 at the TD Garden on Friday (PH time). 

Edited by Quian Vencel Galut