Golden State Warriors need one more win for seventh NBA title despite Stephen Curry offday

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The Golden State Warriors are on the hunt for a seventh title in the North American NBA basketball league. On Monday night, the Californians defeated the Boston Celtics 104–94 at home. As a result, they lead 3-2 in the final.

Stephen Curry, the star player of Golden State, did not have his best evening in Chase Center in San Francisco. The 34-year-old American got stuck on a meager 16 points and scored a striking 0 out of 9 in his attempts on three-pointers. It was the first time in 133 games in the playoffs that the two-time MVP failed to score a single three-pointer.

Fortunately for the home side, the Andrew Wiggins/Klay Thompson duo performed at a high level. Wiggins made 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Thompson scored 21 points. With the visitors, Jayson Tatum was the top scorer of the evening with 27 points, a mere consolation for the Celtics. They now have to beat the Warriors at home on Thursday evening (local time, Friday morning in Belgium) to save a decisive seventh game.

That will then be played on Sunday evening (US time) in San Francisco. Golden State is aiming for a seventh title, the fourth with superstar Curry (after 2015, 2017 and 2018). Boston has won seventeen times, a record the Celtics share with the Los Angeles Lakers. The last title dates from 2008.

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