How are the Celtics and Warriors prepping for Game 5? (1:30)

The Celtics and Warriors play Game 5 of the NBA Finals. The first part of the story is over.

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The Celtics didn't take advantage of home court by dropping the fourth game of the NBA finals to the Warriors.

As the series shifts back to Chase Center for Game 5 on Monday night, Boston still believes it can win the road win it needs to get the job done.

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown said positives can be taken out of things. We are not in a better position than we are. The score is 2-2. There's nothing to worry about. There is still a lot of basketball to be seen. We learn from our mistakes and apply them to our future. I think we're in a good place.

I am looking forward to seeing how we respond over the next few days. It's great. The biggest stage in the world is here. I will take our group against anyone. I'm excited to see it.

There are many reasons for Brown to be positive about Boston's chances against the Warriors. The Celtics will have to win at least one more road game to win the NBA title, but they have done well away from home so far in the playoffs. The Celtics are 5-5 at home in the playoffs, but are 8-3 in road games.

Since the Celtics began turning their season around in late January, Boston has gone 13-1 in games in which it has lost a game.

Celtics coach Ime Udoka said that they put themselves in a good position to extend the lead. We're 2-2 and we earned that, not being down 1-2 or anything like that. They said the same thing about Golden State after we beat them here. It is a long series. We've been tested in Miami and Milwaukee.

The experiences against Milwaukee and Miami in the Eastern Conference semifinals and finals are some of the reasons for Boston's confidence. The Celtics went on the road and won elimination games against both teams in their own buildings, which gave them confidence they can do it again.

The Celtics' loss in the 4th game was a tough one. We've been here before, that's for sure." I feel like we've been here three times. We know what's required. We know what we have to do and how to get it done. I'm confident that we'll respond and play better for the majority of the game, and that's what I'm expecting.

There are things that the Celtics can control that should lead to positive outcomes if they do them. Boston is 18-2 when Tatum has at least seven assists this year. The Celtics are 14-2 when they don't commit 15 or fewer turnovers.

It's 0-6 when Boston commits 16 or more turnovers.

The narrative gets shifted to Curry and what he's doing. They are scoring the same points when we win and lose. In the fourth quarter a lot has been dependent on our offense. Even though we were up five, six, seven, and poor offense or turnovers let them back in the game, we still had several chances. We were able to stretch the lead because we took advantage of the opportunities. We were strong. We know how quickly this team can get back in the game if you run a poor offense, turn the ball over, and live ball turnover.

In the fourth game, that was the case.

The status of starting center Robert Williams III, who has been dealing with ongoing soreness in his left knee, is one thing that is hanging over the Celtics.

Williams asked out of the game with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter after landing awkwardly on his left knee. Williams had surgery on his knee 212 months ago.

He and Udoka were optimistic that he would be on the court in Game 5.

Williams said he was feeling good. It was a little sore, but on the side of good days.

I wanted to see what happened. I don't know if it was the jumping or the landing, but it was pretty sore. I feel okay.

Udoka said that there was no specific play that caused Williams' injury, and that he would have to go through his normal pre-game testing to see if he could play.