Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals will take place between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors at 21:00 ET on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Boston’s TD Garden.
The Warriors have a clear 3-2 lead in the series heading to Boston, where the Celtics are attempting to force a game seven. The Warriors won Game 5 at home by playing outstanding defence once again.
Game 5 was won by the Warriors with a score of 94-104, defying the odds and finishing 13.5 points under the total. They limited the Celtics to only 41 percent field goal shooting, with Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson scoring 26 and 21 points, respectively, while Steph Curry struggled with just 16 points and a 0-9 triple-haul percentage.
The Celtics were led by Jason Tatum, who finished with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists.With a record of 51-31 at the end of the regular season, the Celtics were ranked second in the East. They are 40-40-2 in the over/under and 45-36-1 against the spread. With 26.2 points per game, 6.9 rebounds, and a team-high 6.1 assists, Jason Tatum is the team’s top scorer. Adding 22.6 ppg, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game, Jaylen Brown.
They score 106.2 points per game on offence while surrendering 101.9. Their field goal percentage is 45 percent, while their 3-point percentage is 37.3%. With a 53-29 record at the end of the regular season, the Warriors were ranked third in the West. They are 35-45-2 in the over/under and 41-37-4 against the spread.Steph Curry averages 27 points per game throughout the playoffs, in addition to 5.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists. 19.4 points and 3.9 rebounds are added by Klay Thompson each game.
They allow 107.6 points per game on defence while having the second-best offence in the playoffs with 112.3 points per game. Their field goal percentage is 48.4 percent, and their 3-point percentage is 37.3 percent.With a 2-1 advantage in their three encounters in Boston, the Warriors have a 4-3 season advantage over the Celtics. In their last four meetings, they have gone 3-1 SU. In their past 4 meetings, under is 3-1.
This season, the Celtics are 34-18 at home while the Warriors are 26-24 away from Boston. Given the importance of this game and the Finals series’ overall average of 208.2 points (203.2 in their final four games), I anticipate the final score to be under 210 points.
Free Pick: Boston Celtics