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Handicapper Jason Radowitz is here with his prediction and pick for Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. With the series heading to Boston knotted up at 2-2 who has the edge this Monday?

Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Prediction: Can the Celtics and Jayson Tatum Steal Game 5?

The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, 107-97. Steph Curry added 43 points on 14-of-26 from the field and has practically carried the Warriors to a 2-2 tie in the NBA Finals.

The thought was that whoever wins Game 4 would end up winning the NBA Finals. Does this remain true? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Monday's Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors.

Warriors vs. Celtics Game 5 Start Time and Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: June 13, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ABC

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Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 Prediction

The Celtics had their chances in Game 4 but didn't come up in the clutch in the final five minutes. The Celtics went 1-for-7 from three to finish off the final 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Now the series is tied 2-2 with Golden State getting a home game.

Neither team has lost back-to-back games in the NBA Playoffs. The Warriors took care of their streak in Game 4. Now the Celtics will have to take care of their streak in Game 5, on the road.

The Celtics shot just 40% from the field in Game 4, despite hitting 39.5% from deep. Inside, it seemed like the Celtics forced a lot of shots, including Jayson Tatum drives that would never really work.

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Meanwhile, the Warriors outrebounded the Celtics, 55-42, and shot 44% from the field while only hitting 34.9% from deep.

It was thought that the Celtics would dominate the paint throughout the series. But the Warriors ended up adding six more points in the paint in Game 4 and ended up dominating the rebounding battle, despite Robert Williams had a great game on the glass for the Celtics.

Neither team reached the foul line 20 times in the game. It's been harder to get foul calls in the NBA Finals and the players really haven't adjusted as they complain about foul calls every possession.

Again, Curry was the only player who scored more than 18 points in Game 4. However, Andrew Wiggins scored 17 points while earning 16 rebounds in the game. Klay Thompson also had 18 points while going 4-for-10 from downtown.

Meanwhile, the Celtics got a horrible game from Marcus Smart, who was -17 when he was in the game. Smart did a lot of good but takes a lot of bad shots when the Celtics need it the least. Derrick White also had a -19 next to his name, as he didn't record a single assist in 36 minutes.

The Celtics will need to regroup in Game 5. But on the road, I don't see it happening. Take the Warriors to take care of business at home. We might be getting seven games in this series.

Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics Game 5 Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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