Despite Golden State Warriors winning and taking a 3-2 series lead, many were left concerned with the performance of Steph Curry.
Curry shone in Game 4, scoring 43 points as the Warriors claimed a 107-97 win to level the series. But just days after, the 34-year-old made just 16, and went 0-9 when shooting 3-pointers.
It was an uncharacteristic performance from a player deemed one of the best distance shooters in NBA history, but teammate Draymond Green believes it'll only fire his teammate up to perform in Game 6.
A win at TD Garden on Friday morning would wrap up the championship for the Warriors, and Curry would love to silence his critics by dropping a masterful performance at the home of the Celtics.
"A win is a win," said Green. "Whether Stephen gets 43, 10 and 4 or whether he finishes with 16 on 7-for-26 shooting, a win is a win.
"Obviously we have spoken about helping him and I don't think he's he's been out there helpless - that's the narrative - but everybody is doing their part. Tonight, a night that he didn't have it going, we found offense elsewhere.
"Now, that's good for us. He was 0-for-9 from three. He's going to be livid going into Game 6 and that's exactly what we need."
Curry also commented on his poor performance in Game 5, but echoed the words of his teammate Green by insisting he'll bounce back on Friday.
"The track record says I'll shoot the ball better next game," said Curry, who had made 25 threes in the first four games. "And I'm looking forward to that bounce-back."