Series back at Chase Center

The NBA Finals have returned to San Francisco, where the Golden State Warriors hope to gain their first series lead Monday in pursuit of their fourth championship in eight seasons.

But to win Game 5, the Warriors must accomplish what no team has in these playoffs: beat the Boston Celtics when they’re coming off a loss. All seven previous times, the Celtics answered defeat with a victory.

Tipoff is 6 p.m. at Chase Center, where Golden State is 10-1 this postseason.

Here are the latest updates:

7:38 p.m.: This is wild. Boston’s 0-for-12 start from the 3-point line was the worst cold streak to begin a Finals game in history, according to ESPN Stats & Info. And now the Celtics have made seven in a row from deep going back to late in the second quarter. A wide-open Al Horford gives Boston a 58-55 lead with 6:28 remaining. 

7:31 p.m.: The Warriors have won every third quarter of this series, but it’s looking like that streak could end tonight. Jayson Tatum’s back-to-back 3-pointers have Boston on a 10-0 run to close within 51-49, and Golden State calls timeout. Tatum is up to 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting.

7:11 p.m. Warriors lead 51-39 at halftime

Ann Killion, columnist: This is the Andrew Wiggins show, picking up where he left on in Game 4. After his 17-point, 16-rebound night in Boston on Friday, Wiggins was asked what’s gotten into him. He smiled and said, “I want to win.” That desire has turned him into a rebounding machine, to go with his offensive skills. Tonight in the first half, he has 16 points and seven rebounds and appears to be the best player on the floor. He also has a block, a steal and an assist and has stayed out of foul trouble. In a word: fantastic.



Scott Ostler, columnist: Sometimes Draymond Green just looks like he got hooked up to defib paddles before a game, and he’s like that tonight. As long as he’s in that mode, Warriors are in good shape. He’s looking for shot ops, that’s a bonus.

7:04 p.m.: For as outstanding as Stephen Curry was in Game 4, he has been out of the picture for much of Game 5. With about two minutes left before halftime, Curry has four points and is 2-for-7 from the field. Klay Thompson hasn’t been much better (five points, 2-for-6). Instead, the offense is coming from Andrew Wiggins and unexpected sources: Wiggins is 6-for-13 for 14 points, Draymond Green has eight, and Gary Payton II has seven.

6:56 p.m.: Draymond Green is easily having his most impressive offensive game in quite some time. He makes a floater in the lane and then forces Jaylen Brown into missing a difficult layup. With eight points, Green is the Warriors’ second-leading scorer behind Andrew Wiggins’ 12. Meanwhile, the Celtics have ended their 3-point drought and are now 2-for-14 from beyond the arc. Golden State leads 41-32 with 3:11 remaining. 

6:50 p.m.: The Celtics go on a 6-0 run and the Warriors call time out. Boston cut its deficit to 32-24 with 8:37 left before halftime. Gary Payton II is coming back in for Nemanja Bjelica. 

6:37 p.m. Warriors lead 27-16 after first quarter

Ron Kroichick, staff writer: Today’s word of the day: Defense. The Warriors barreled out of the blocks in Game 5, clearly energized by the magnitude of the moment. They were active and engaged on defense, holding the Celtics to 16 points in the first quarter. Boston scored 19 points in the fourth quarter of Game 4, so that’s only 35 points over the past two quarters of these Finals. Draymond Green sparked the Warriors in Monday night’s first quarter, leaping into the crowd chasing a loose ball and later spinning to the basket for an emphatic dunk.

6:30 p.m.: It took the Celtics nearly eight minutes to score 10 points. 

6:27 p.m.: After Steve Kerr called time out, he subs Otto Porter Jr. back in for Kevon Looney. Gary Payton II also enters and immediately makes a corner 3-pointer to give Golden State a 20-8 lead.

6:22 p.m.: Kevon Looney checks in for Otto Porter Jr. after 4 1/2 minutes, similar to Game 4, and he picks up three fouls in under three minutes. Steve Kerr keeps Looney in the game. Unlike Game 4, Porter’s presence in the starting lineup created some dynamic opportunities on offense, and the Warriors are outrebounding the Celtics early. But will Looney play more tentatively to avoid getting a fourth foul in the first half? 

6:15 p.m.: Good starts for Draymond Green and Otto Porter Jr. Porter got the first basket of the game, and Green is looking hyper engaged on both ends, at one point diving into the first row to try to save the ball. Green’s two-handed power dunk gives the Warriors a 12-4 lead with 7:28 left in the first quarter. Green, who has drawn much criticism for his play in this series, also has two assists.

6 p.m. COVID shakes up broadcast: Tim Roye, the Warriors’ radio play-by-play announcer on radio station 95.7 The Game, tested positive for the coronavirus and was knocked out of action for the broadcast, Scott Ostler reports. Sitting in for Roye was Bob Fitzgerald, the TV play-by-play announcer for Warriors’ games on NBC Sports Bay Area.

5:35 p.m.: The Warriors are giving forward Otto Porter Jr. another shot after his entry to the starting lineup in Game 4, in place of center Kevon Looney, didn’t go so well. Porter joins Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andrew Wiggins and Draymond Green. The unit was outrebounded 7-2 as the Celtics built a 12-6 lead before Porter subbed out for Looney. 

5:15 p.m.: Pregame thoughts from The Chronicle’s coverage team at Chase Center

C.J. Holmes, Warriors beat writer: The Warriors got killed on the glass in Game 3, but completely flipped the script in Game 4 because they were simply more locked in. It wasn’t a matter of strategy or personnel. It was all about will power. Game 4 proved that when Golden State plays with a high sense of urgency and focus, it can adapt to whatever team it’s playing and dominate whatever facet of the game it pleases. If that’s the kind of mind-set the team brings into Game 5 tonight, then it’ll have a chance to wrap this series up on Thursday.

Ann Killion, columnist: Steve Kerr was wearing an Oakland shirt in his pregame presser. I’m assuming that was his subtle way of paying homage to the three-year anniversary of the final game that was played at Oracle Arena. That was the night the Warriors were eliminated against Toronto. The team seemed to be falling apart, with Klay Thompson tearing his ACL, injured KD already limping out the door and a murky future at an unfamiliar, luxurious new building. Three years later, things seem a lot brighter than they did that night, including their new venue. The Warriors are 10-1 at Chase during the playoffs, the best home record in the postseason. The only loss was, of course, to the Celtics in Game 1. The Warriors are outscoring playoff opponents 116.1 to 103.5 at Chase, and are outrebounding opponents 45.5 to 39.5 rebounds per game.  The Warriors need the Chase magic tonight in Game 5.

Ron Kroichick, staff writer: The Warriors obviously don’t need huge offensive numbers from Draymond Green — he can impact the game in many other ways — but they would welcome Green forcing the Celtics to defend him. He’s been uncommonly unproductive in these Finals, with more fouls (18) than points (17) through four games. Worth remembering: Green once was a legitimate scoring threat on this stage. Most memorably, he had 32 points on 11-for-15 shooting (including six 3s) in Golden State’s Game 7 loss to Cleveland in 2016.

Connor Letourneau, staff writer: Much has been made of Stephen Curry’s magnificent Finals so far (for good reason), but I don’t blame the Celtics for sticking with their same game plan: let Curry beat them one-on-one, then limit his supporting cast. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole have struggled in this series. If they don’t find some consistency soon, the Warriors will have a hard time winning their first title since 2018. As great as Curry is, he’s still human. You’ve got to think he could have a bad night or two. And the way things are going, that would be absolutely disastrous for Golden State.

Scott Ostler, columnist: Do you find yourself looking forward to Gary Payton II’s minutes? You’re not alone. The guy doesn’t waste a second, impacts every play. If he gets 12-15 minutes tonight, he will make a difference. If the W’s have a lead late, Payton could be on the closing team, for his D.

4:45 p.m.: Nearby at China Basin, Evan Longoria is repping the Warriors ahead of the Giants’ game against the Kansas City Royals tonight. Here’s video from Chronicle national baseball writer John Shea of the third baseman donning Jordan Poole’s jersey on the Oracle Park field:

4:30 p.m. Injury updates: Warriors forwards Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. are good to go for Game 5 after being listed as questionable, C.J. Holmes reports. Porter started Game 4 in place of Kevon Looney as Kerr sought better floor spacing, but after that lineup’s bumpy trial run, some have speculated Looney could rejoin it tonight. Celtics big man Robert Williams III, also considered questionable, will start and play his usual minutes, head coach Ime Udoka said at his pregame news conference.

4:20 p.m. Best pregame food options near the arena

Soleil Ho, Chronicle restaurant critic: If you’re hanging around Chase Center and looking for stuff to eat that’s a bit more interesting than french fries and french fry accessories, these are my recommendations.

Let’s say you’re with a group and everyone’s too hangry to make a decision. Head to Spark Social, a food truck park mere steps from Chase Center. In this expansive, well-designed outdoor space, there are lots of options for lounging, too. You can grab a craft beer from the bar while your friends wait in line for Filipino burritos, pizza or vegetable empanadas. There are even more vendors across the street at Parklab Gardens selling doughnuts, tacos and Malaysian laksa.

Just short of the 4th Street Bridge is House of Tadu, a family-run Ethiopian spot where you can dig into a rainbow of dishes arranged on tangy sheets of spongy injera bread. The vegetarian medley, featuring mushrooms stir-fried with aromatic and earthy berbere spices, is a classic and vegan-friendly. This also happens to be one of the more affordable spots in the area, where you can get away with spending around $30 for two people.

Down for a short, 20-minute walk? Potrero Hill has numerous excellent restaurants and cafes, too. There’s Chez Maman, a French bistro where you’ll find classics like gooey baked Camembert cheese and duck confit. And Alimentari Aurora, an off-beat deli with creative takes on tinned fish dishes, charcuterie and a fantastic potato chip selection.

4 p.m. For Warriors, more than just one year’s title at stake: It’s more than just a championship they’re aiming for in these NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics, currently knotted at 2-2, writes Scott Ostler. A championship would give deeper meaning to the story that began eight seasons ago. It would magnify what the Warriors have done for the Bay Area and for the basketball world. Legacy, baby.

1:22 p.m. Will Curry be Finals MVP win or lose? The question now isn’t whether Stephen Curry will receive that award if the Warriors win; it’s whether he’ll still win it even if Golden State loses. Connor Letourneau answers that question and more in his pregame mailbag.

9:58 a.m. Wiseman on track for summer-league return: Warriors center James Wiseman is poised to be cleared for full-contact workouts soon, a league source told The Chronicle. Wiseman, 21, has ramped up his activity to the point where he is sprinting up and down the court with no issues, Connor Letourneau writes.

Jon Schultz is The San Francisco Chronicle’s deputy sports editor. Email: jon.schultz@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @JonSchultzSF

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