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NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics fans ready for Game 5 at Chase Center in San Francisco


SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — The NBA Finals returns to Chase Center for Game 5 on Monday with the series tied 2-2 between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics. Dub Nation is hoping for a win at Chase Center, and many fans have been bracing themselves all weekend.

Aastha Goyal, who lives in Dublin, went shopping with her family at Warriors Shop in Thrive City on Sunday. She showed off a “Poole Party” t-shirt she bought.

She says despite the win, Game 4 was tough.

“It was a nail biter! I sat there the whole time (thinking), ‘(Am I) having a drink? Look?'” Goyal says. She is confident the Warriors will win Game 5.

Mehul Goyal is a season ticket holder and will be in Game 5. He praises Golden State shooting king Steph Curry. But adds that Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole need to step up.

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“After Game 4, there’s so much excitement,” says Mehul, who picked up a pair of Curry Flow 9, Steph Curry’s latest basketball shoes.

Xander Stankoski, 14, is not missing either. He watched Game 4 on TV. He says the win keeps the Warriors’ playoff chances alive. He, too, bought a Warriors playoff t-shirt, which he will wear when he returns to Thrive City for Game 5.

“I’m really excited! The NBA Finals. First time in a few years. And yes, it’s going to be a lot of fun!” said Stankoski.

But even in Dub Nation, there are enclaves of Celtics fans, like the Connecticut Yankee Bar in San Francisco.

Christine Hunt has lived in San Francisco for over 10 years. She spent the afternoon at the bar, which is a sea of ​​green on game day.

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But when asked about her loyalty to San Francisco or Boston, she replies “Ohh, I gotta go with my home team! I gotta go with my Celtics! It’s still Boston!”

Anthony Mejias works at the Connecticut Yankee. He says Game 4 was a tough loss for his team. Even though Boston failed to capitalize on home-court advantage, Celtics fans are quick to point out that their team has a winning record against the Warriors. And that going into Game 5, the Celtics are 8-3 in road games this postseason.

“I see a Celtics win. They haven’t lost consecutive games all season. Play defense. Third quarter, attack right! Attack! Attack! And come (to the bar) after the game,” he said. with a laugh.

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Carlos Suing proclaims to be Steph Curry’s number one fan and has followed him since college.

Curry scored 43 points in Game 4. With those stats, Suing says he has faith. And some tips.

” Stay cool. Stay cool ! Just play his game. (And) Defense! advises Suing.

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