Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics
June 16, 2022 at 09:00 PM
Golden State at Boston
June 6,2022 at 9:00 PM
6/16/2022 9:00 PM
Warriors Looking To Seal The Deal
By Dan Bruno
The Boston Celtics play host to the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden on Thursday evening. The Warriors won the last two games and need one more to win their fourth championship in the last eight seasons. They got out to a great start in Game 5 and held a 12-point advantage at halftime. The Celtics found their groove in the third and cut it to a one-point game heading into the final quarter, but the Warriors quickly regained control with a 10-0 run, to take an 11-point lead with just over eight minutes left. The Warriors kept their focus down the stretch and confidently closed out the home win. Andrew Wiggins came up huge for the Warriors with 26 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block, in 43 minutes. Klay Thompson followed up with 21 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Stephen Curry finished with 16 points, three rebounds, eight assists and a steal. On the other side, Jayson Tatum led the Celtics with 27 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, in 44 minutes. Marcus Smart followed up with 20 points, three rebounds and two assists, while Jaylen Brown added 18 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a steal. The Celtics are 1-1 at home in the Finals, and they are 6-5 at home in the entire postseason. Home-court advantage is not enough to rely on, and they will need a full team effort to stop the Warriors in their tracks. Robert Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for action for the Celtics, but he has not missed a game yet in the Finals. Andre Iguodala (knee) has played in three of the five Finals games and is questionable for Thursday, while Otto Porter (foot) has been active in all five games but is also listed as questionable.