Despite the Boston Celtics losing Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers guard Danny Green still believes they are the better team. In fact, he sees Jayson Tatum and co. forcing a Game 7.
The Warriors took the 3-2 lead with Monday's victory, putting them in prime position to win their fourth title in eight years. Steve Kerr and his Dubs are determined to wrap things up in Boston come Thursday, though Green is not counting out the Celtics just yet.
In the latest episode of his podcast, the Sixers marksman shared his belief that if there is a team who can come back from the 3-2 deficit, it is the Celtics. Green did admit that the odds are against Boston and Golden State is in a great spot, but the Beantown franchise is a talented bunch with a great defense. Thy just need to take care of the ball better.
I think we’re getting a Game 7 – here’s where things went wrong for the Celtics in Game 5
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— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) June 14, 2022
The Celtics' backs are against the wall, so they have no other choice but to step up and leave everything on the floor come Game 6. If they are able to push the series to the distance, then it is anybody's game even though the Dubs have homecourt advantage.
However, the pressure is certainly on Boston. They'll be playing a must-win game at home, and their inexperience might be the one to cost them the win.
Celtics fans are hoping that Danny Green is right with his prediction, but it will definitely be a tough battle.