Warriors-Celtics prediction 2022 NBA Finals Game 5

The stakes couldn't be much higher than they are for Monday night's Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors.

Through the first four games of the series, the two teams have alternated wins with the Celtics taking Games 1 and 3 and the Warriors coming out victorious in Games 2 and 4.

Teams that win the fifth game of a best-of-seven series tied at 2-2 go on to win that series over 80 percent of the time.

If the Warriors are going to be the team to take a 3-2 lead, they're going to need some guys to step up around Steph Curry, who has been phenomenal throughout the series.

Curry's 43-point performance in Game 4 was a masterpiece, but Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and Jordan Poole need to do more if the Warriors are going to win their fourth ring under Steve Kerr.

The Celtics are just 1-6 this postseason in games where they turn the ball over 15 or more times. Conversely, they're 13-2 when they limit their turnovers to 14 or fewer.

Given all that's at stake, Game 5 should be an extremely competitive contest.

* Game: NBA Finals, Game 5 * Date: Monday, June 13 | 9 p.m. ET * Location: Chase Center -- San Francisco, California *TV: ABC | Live stream: fuboTV (Get access now) * Odds: BOS +145; GS -170; O/U 212 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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