NBA Finals: Warriors on the brink of their most unexpected title


SAN FRANCISCO— A salary-dumped draft bust, a basketball vagabond, a G League alumnus and a new-age philosopher orchestrated the biggest win of the NBA Finals on Monday, while the greatest three-point shooter in history missed all of his three-point shots.

Sometimes basketball is thoroughly irrational—wonderfully, joyfully irrational. Even for the NBA’s sole reigning dynasty. Perhaps especially for that dynasty. And the Golden State Warriors were indeed feeling rather joyful after scrapping out a 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics, staking them to a 3-2 lead in the series—one victory away from another championship.





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