Celtics Keep Faith Down 3-2: ‘We’ve Been Here Before’

After dropping a tie-breaking Game 5 to the Golden State Warriors Monday night, the C’s will try to channel their

experience from the second round when they overcame a 3-2 deficit against the Milwaukee Bucks to move on to the Eastern Conference Finals.

This time, it’s the task that they must complete in order to become NBA champions.

“The message to the guys is to be confident going home,” Celtics head coach Ime Udoka said following his team’s

104-94 loss in San Francisco. “Get your rest and let's get ready to bring it back here.”

The Celtics gave themselves a chance to win Game 5 after overcoming a double-digit halftime deficit and taking a

lead during an explosive third quarter in which they scored 35 points. However, they dealt with offensive

stagnancy down the stretch for the second straight game, scoring just 20 points in the final frame, which led to their eventual downfall.

“That's the thing we're not having throughout a full game, is consistent efforts, sustained effort, more so offensively than anything.