Andrew Wiggins picked the Warriors, posting a brace, in a one-night absence for star guard Steph Curry.
Wiggins finished with 26 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a tackle in his fifth win. Meanwhile, Curry scored 16 points, made eight assists, and added three more. rebound and a steal. Curry scored 31.8% (7 of 22) from the field and 0/9 from 3.
Klay Thompson had 21 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals for the Warriors, while Gary Payton II and Jordan Poole combined for 29 points on the bench.
Draymond Green had eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists but fouled with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. For Green, this is the third time he has been fouled in the last five playoffs.
Jayson Tatum was the lead for the Celtics, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists.
Golden State opened the game with a series of attacks interspersed with locked-down defense. The Warriors soon gained an 11-point advantage, leading 27-16 after one inning.
Wiggins’ first-half lead by 16 points, the Warriors led 51-39 at halftime.
The Warriors took a 16-point lead in the first half, but the Celtics cut the deficit in the third half. Boston overtook the Warriors, 35-24 in the third quarter, briefly leading, but trailing only one point, 75-74, ahead of the fourth quarter.
Golden State went 10-0 to start the fourth inning, and the Celtics were never able to recover.
The Warriors will attempt to take down the Celtics on Thursday in Game 6; Tipping is scheduled for 9pm ET.