A greenish wind is blowing over California. That’s it, we are only a few hours away from Game 5 of the NBA Finals between Warriors and Celtics. Upon awakening, one of the two teams will be in pole position to clinch the title of champion. Absentees? Good/bad dynamics? We look at all of this.
Match broadcast on BeIN Sports 1 at 3 a.m.
What do you get when you mix blue and yellow? Green. Could this be a supposed clue to the outcome of the evening? Will the Warriors be mixed up at home, six years after having already lost Game 5 of the Finals in front of their home crowd? For the most curious / nostalgic, it was about this legendary evening during which Kyrie Irving and LeBron James – yet led 3-1 in the series – slammed 82 points to two. Time, lessons, coughed coughed: the Warriors have no right to repeat this mistake. Especially since Draymond Green is present this time. At the time, he had sent a little blow to LeBron’s jewelry in the middle of Game 4. A nasty gesture which rhymed with suspension, and which resulted in a good big lack of response in the California racket. Finally, this Monday, even if it is announced on the match sheet, Draymond Green is not in the form of his career. With averages of 4.3 points at 23% shooting, 7.3 rebounds and 6.8 assists, he is going through his worst series of Playoffs since his rookie season. Bad but not stubborn, he confided that he wouldn’t take it badly if – like the money time of Game 4 – his passages on the bench ranged crescendo.
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What about the infirmary? In the Dubs house, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. are questionable, just like Robert Williams III on the Boston side. The situation of the latter is one of the keys to the meeting. Hit in the knee, if little Robert were to attend this Game 5 from the bench, the Celtics would lose a precious cartridge in the event of a comeback signed Draymond Green. In addition, Kevon Looney has had a great inner impact since the start of the series. Thus, we do not say no to a little barbaque at the C’s. Especially when in the first four games of these Finals, Robert Williams III showed clinical skill. He is 12/13 in shooting, which makes him the first player in history to… nothing at all in fact. In his ideal, he ends this series with the scalp of Draymond Green and the ring finger dressed in a beautiful ring. In the other case, either the Golden State bulldog wakes up, or Klay Thompson passes third, or Stephen Curry continues his great nonsense based on forty-two points without the help of his friends. On the Boston side, even if his statistical lines are clean, we are waiting for Jayson Tatum to start boss mode and slam his first game to 30 points in these 2022 Finals. Is it for tonight? He would be well inspired.
Les gars en forme : Stephen Curry, Kevon Looney, Andrew Wiggins, Derrick White.
Guys who play in Timberland: Draymond Green, Jordan Poole, Klay Thompson.
The die is cast. Small clarification, we did not want to place Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown in one of the two categories above. Both Boston players can do better, but neither really outplays until Golden State takes the lead in this series. Well, on the other hand, it would be silly to wait for that to happen to do violence to yourself.