The Warriors are one game away from another NBA Championship. If they close out the Boston Celtics, it would be their fourth title in eight years after a two-year absence from the playoffs.
After the 104-94 win at home in Game 5, they return to Boston for a Thursday night Game 6.
Following the game, ESPN’s cameras in the Warriors locker room caught head coach Steve Kerr’s message to his team. That message? Make sure the flight home from Boston in for a parade in the Bay Area.
“We’re going to get this in Boston,” Kerr said. “We’re going to finish this in Boston. Whatever Steph said yesterday, it still applies. Tomorrow we get our rest and get on the plane and go. Get everything you need done treatment-wise, hydration, eat well. We take all that stuff. Lock in.”
Game 5 marked the first time that either one of the Celtics or Warriors had not won a game immediately after losing in the playoffs. Boston was 7-0, now 7-1 after a loss in these playoffs and the Warriors are 6-0.
All eyes will shift to Beantown to see if the Warriors can rattle off a third-straight win and close the series out on the road.