On Monday, the Boston Celtics will travel to Chase Center to face the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The series is now deadlocked at 2-2. Golden State is a 4-point favourite in this contest.
In Game 4, the Celtics were defeated by a final score of 107-97, sending them home. When it comes to fouls, the Celtics finished with 17 while the Warriors had 16. They also missed 15 of 43 3-point attempts. Golden State shot 80.0 percent from the charity stripe, making 12 of 15 attempts. Golden State also brought down 39 rebounds (16 offensive, 23 defensive) and had 6 turnovers. For the game, Golden State had 55 assists and 20 steals. Boston’s defence allowed their opponent to shoot 44.0 percent from the field on 40 of 91 attempts. They also handed out 22 dimes in this game, causing five turnovers and grabbing eight steals. When it came to rebounds, they racked up 42, with 11 of them coming on the attacking end. The Celtics made 14 of their 19 free throw attempts, for a 73.7 percent success rate. Boston finished the game with a 40.0 percent field goal percentage (34 of 85) and 15 of their 38 three-point attempts made.
Boston enters this game with a 51-31 record on the season. They turn the ball over 13.6 times a game, and they commit 18.5 fouls per game as a unit. Boston averages 46.1 rebounds per game and has 2,036 assists this season, ranking 14th in the NBA in passing. The Celtics have a 35.6 percent three-point shooting percentage (1,085 of 3,044) and an 81.6 percent free throw conversion rate. They score 111.8 points per game, which is good for 12th in the league, while shooting 46.6 percent from the field.
The Celtics force 13.8 turnovers per game and draw 19.4 personal fouls while they’re on defence. They allow 33.9 percent of shots from outside the arc and are rated first in basketball in points allowed per game (104.5). The Celtics allow a 43.4 percent shooting percentage (3,137 of 7,221) and 43.7 rebounds per game on defence. With 1,773 assists conceded so far this season, they are first in the league in allowing assists to the opponent.
In Game 4, Golden State allowed Boston to take down 31 total rebounds because of how they attacked the boards (11 offensive). They shot 15 of 38 from distance to end with a 39.5 percent field goal percentage and 14 of 19 from the free throw line (73.7 percent ). The Warriors allowed the Celtics to bury 34 of their 85 field goals, giving them a 40.0 percent conversion percentage for the game. When the game was over, the Warriors were 40 for 91 from the field, good for a 44.0 percent shooting percentage. Golden State made 15 of 43 attempts from beyond the arc and converted 15 of them (34.9 percent ). They were able to make 12 of them, giving them an 80.0 percent success rate. The Celtics racked up 15 fouls throughout the game, forcing the Warriors to go to the line 15 times. In this game, they handed the ball over 16 times while recording 10 steals. In this game, the Warriors collected 55 rebounds, including 39 defensive rebounds and 16 offensive rebounds.
With 105.5 PPG allowed, the Warriors are placed third in the league. They are allowing opposition to shoot 43.8 percent from the field and forcing 14.5 turnovers a game (2nd in the NBA). The Golden State defence allows 33.9 percent of long-range attempts (1,000 of 2,948), and opponents are hitting 75.9% of their foul shots. They give up 22.9 dimes and 42.6 boards per game, which is second and fifth in the league, respectively.
Pick: Take Boston (+4)