On Thursday, the Golden State Warriors will play Game 6 of the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The Warriors have a 3-2 advantage. Golden State is a 3-point underdog in this game, according to the oddsmakers. The wagering total has been set at 210.
Game 5 ended with the Warriors winning by a score of 104-94. The Warriors racked up 28 fouls, while the Celtics racked up 18. They made 11 of their 32 attempts from beyond the arc and converted 11 of them. Boston finished the game with a 67.7% free-throw percentage, converting 21 of 31 attempts. In addition, Boston grabbed 39 boards (8 offensive, 31 defensive) and committed two turnovers. For the game, Boston had 47 assists and 18 steals. Golden State’s defence enabled the opposing side to shoot 41.3 percent from the field on 31 of 75 attempts. They also had 23 assists, forced 2 turnovers, and had 9 steals in the encounter. They grabbed a total of 39 rebounds, with four of them coming on the attacking end. The Warriors made 13 of their 15 free throw attempts, for an 86.7 percent success rate. Golden State shot 46.6 percent from the field (41 of 88), and 9 of their 40 attempts from beyond the arc were made.
The Warriors have forced 14.5 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls on defence. They allow 33.9 percent of 3-point attempts while ranking third in the NBA in opponents points per game (105.5). The Warriors’ defence allows a 43.8 percent field goal percentage (3,111 of 7,098) and a total of 42.6 boards per game. With 1,875 assists allowed to the opponents this season, they are second in the league.
In Game 5, Boston allowed Golden State to capture a total of 35 rebounds (4 offensive). They shot 22.5 percent from distance (9 of 40) and went away from this one with a 13 out of 15 free throw percentage (86.7 percent ). The Celtics allowed the Warriors to hit 41 of 88 field goal attempts, giving them a 46.6 percent shooting percentage for the game. When the game was over, the Celtics had shot 31 out of 75 from the field, for a 41.3 percent shooting percentage. Boston made 11 of 32 three-point tries, which was a season high (34.4 percent ). They were able to hit 21 of their free throws, for a 67.7% success percentage. The Warriors had 6 personal fouls in this game, which forced the Celtics to take 31 attempts at the free throw line. In the encounter, they handed up possession 18 times while recording two steals. The Celtics had a total of 47 boards in this game, with 39 defensive and 8 offensive.
This season, Boston has a 51-31 record. The Celtics average 18.5 fouls per game and make 81.6 percent of their free throw attempts. They assist teammates 24.8 times per game (14th in the NBA) and give away possession 13.6 times per game. Boston has a total of 9,164 points this season (111.8 per game) and 46.1 rebounds per game. The Celtics are shooting 46.6 percent from the field as a team, which is good for 15th in the NBA.
The Boston defence allows 33.9 percent of three-point attempts (969 of 2,860), and opponents make 78.3 percent of their foul shots. They are first and second in basketball with 21.6 assists and 43.7 rebounds per game, respectively. On the defensive end of the court, the Celtics rank first in the NBA with 104.5 points per game surrendered. They force 13.8 turnovers a game while allowing opponents to shoot 43.4 percent from the field (1st in the league).
Pick: Take Golden State (+3)