Game 5 of the NBA Finals pits the Golden State Warriors against the Boston Celtics.
HighlightsAfter a 12-point comeback in the fourth quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Boston Celtics have snatched home field advantage from the Golden State Warriors.
It's tough to envision a more remarkable start than that, and it's even harder to believe the Warriors won't go back to the drawing board and enter Game 2 on Sunday with a chip on their shoulder.
After today's back-and-forth battle between these two squads, it's clear that this isn't going to be a sweep.
The teams had met in the playoffs four times before, the first three times in the Eastern Conference finals before the Warriors relocated from Philadelphia.
The Celtics won all four meetings, including the second and fourth seasons of their eight-year championship run in 1960 and 1962.
This is Steve Kerr's Warriors' sixth Finals appearance in eight seasons, and the dynasty is vying for their fourth Larry O'Brien trophy, an achievement that might seal the Warriors' place among the all-time greats.
On the opposite end of the court, the Celtics are managed by first-year head coach Ime Ukoda, who has done an outstanding job of transforming the franchise into one of the league's finest defensive teams after a tough start to the season.