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Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Finals: game 6 prediction, election, TV channel, live broadcast, how to watch online

The stakes couldn’t be higher for the Boston Celtics ahead of Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. With the win, they will keep their championship hopes alive and force a decisive Game 7. With the loss, their season would come to an end and the Warriors would win their fourth ring in the last eight years under coach Steve Kerr.

At one point, Boston had a 2-1 series lead and everything seemed to be running its course. However, two back-to-back performances in the fourth quarter put the Celtics on the brink of relegation. Particularly discouraging for the Celtics is the fact that they missed Steph Curry from behind the arc in Game 5 and still haven’t been able to walk away with a win. It is unlikely that Curry will have two bad shots in a row. The good news for the Celtics is that they have proven their ability to bounce back from losses this playoff. They are 7-1 straight from a playoff loss, with their only loss in Game 5 against Golden State. Also, they can play in front of their home fans, so maybe they will get support from them.

Here’s everything you need to know about Game 6 between Boston and Golden State.

Boston Celtics to Golden State Warriors

  • When: Thursday 16 June | 21:00 ET
  • Where: TD Garden – Boston, Massachusetts
  • TELEVISION: alphabet | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
  • Chances: BOS-170; GS +145; O/U 210 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

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Storylines

Warriors: When Steph Curry wrestled in game 5, the pieces around him activated. Andrew Wiggins had his best postseason game with 26 points and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson was down 21 points, and Jordan Poole and Gary Payton II combined for 29 points off the bench. Will Golden State get the same input from those guys in Game 6? Because if that’s the case, Warriors fans should be ready to drink champagne. The Warriors are in trouble this postseason when they rely too heavily on Curry on offense, but if he gets help, they’re extremely hard to topple. Also, we can probably assume that Curry will shoot at least slightly better from the field than he did in Game 5.

Celtics: If Boston is going to extend the season, they will need to take care of the ball. The Celtics committed 18 turnovers to 22 points for Golden State in Game 5, and that just won’t help a dangerous and explosive team like the Warriors. Passing live balls is especially difficult against the Warriors as they are deadly in transition. This is the trend of the entire postseason. Basically, when the Celtics take care of the ball, they win. When they don’t, they lose.

Boston will also need a great performance from Jason Tatum, who has so far scored under 30 points in every game of the Finals. Tatum was selected to the NBA First Team this season and, simply put, he needs to play like her. Tatum needs to be aggressive on the jump and set the tone for the Celtics. If Boston can take care of the ball and get an outstanding game from Tatum, then maybe this streak will go further. If not, the Warriors will likely be celebrating in front of Boston fans.

Forecast, choice

With their season hanging in the balance and playing in front of their home fans, you’d think the Celtics would be able to muster enough energy and focus to take the win and extend the streak. At least that’s what most fans outside of California should hope for. After all, there are no better words in sports than “Game 7”. The NBA Finals hasn’t made it to Game 7 since 2016, when the LeBron James-led Cavaliers came back 3-1 to defeat the Warriors, but this year they did. Pick: Celtics -4

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