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Celtics Lab 123: What went wrong in Game 5 of the NBA Finals for Boston, and can they fix it in Game 6?

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The Boston Celtics squandered a game that saw Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry go a shocking 0-for-9 from 3-point range in Game 5 of their 2022 NBA Playoffs series with the Dubs, falling 104-94 and to a 2-3 series deficit as a result of Golden State’s role players stepping up when no one on the Celtics did.

The series isn’t over as it heads back to Boston and TD Garden on Thursday, but now the Celtics need to win two games to hang a banner, and one of them on the road should they force a Game 7. Did Boston blow a near-optimal opportunity to hang a banner in year 1 of the Ime Udoka era?

After the loss, the hosts of the CLNS Media “Celtics Lab” podcast decided to talk out their thoughts in reaction to the botched Game 5 effort, and get into what went wrong in the loss as well as what needs to improve if the team is to have any chance of winning it all.

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Join your usual hosts Alex Goldberg and Cameron Tabatabaie as they break down Game 5 with an eye tilted towards Game 6 and (hopefully) beyond.

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