Can the Celtics stave off elimination one more time? That’s the big question heading into Thursday night’s Game 6.
Boston is up against the wall after it lost back-to-back games for the first time in the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics managed to defeat the Bucks and Heat in the previous two rounds despite facing elimination, but the Warriors present a different challenge.
Led by NBA Finals MVP candidate Stephen Curry, Golden State will be looking to win its fourth championship in the past eight seasons. The Warriors are unlikely to be shaken by the pressure of the moment, as their core players have been in this position before.
“I sense a great focus and confidence,” Kerr said before Game 6. “I think our guys are in a good place heading into tonight.”
The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from Warriors vs. Celtics on Thursday. Follow along here for the complete results from Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
Warriors vs. Celtics score
Warriors vs. Celtics live updates, highlights from Game 6 of NBA Finals
(All times Eastern)
9:17 p.m. — Marcus Smart draws back-to-back fouls and now Klay Thompson has two fouls. Coach Steve Kerr elects to keep him, though.
9:15 p.m. — This is about as good a start as the Celtics could have hoped for, and the complete opposite for the Warriors.
9:12 p.m. — Boston has come out with ENERGY behind a raucous home crowd. They’re on a 10-0 run and have jumped to an early 12-2 lead with 9:275 left in the 1st. Timeout Warriors.
8:55 p.m. — And here is the Celtics’ starting five:
Starting 5️⃣ pic.twitter.com/eMNpFYw87l
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) June 17, 2022
8:45 p.m. — Here is the Warriors’ starting lineup:
First 5⃣ pic.twitter.com/q96BUGlGix
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 17, 2022
What channel is Warriors vs. Celtics on?
- Date: Thursday, June 16
- TV channel: ABC
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will air on ABC. Viewers can also stream Game 6 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
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Warriors vs. Celtics start time
- Date: Thursday, June 16
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will tip off around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 16. The game will be played at the TD Garden in Boston.
NBA Finals schedule 2022
Here is the full schedule for the 2022 NBA Finals.
|Date||Game||Time (ET) / Results||TV channel|
|June 2||Game 1||Celtics 120, Warriors 108||ABC|
|June 5||Game 2||Warriors 107, Celtics 88||ABC|
|June 8||Game 3||Celtics 116, Warriors 100||ABC|
|June 10||Game 4||Warriors 107, Celtics 97||ABC|
|June 13||Game 5||Warriors 104, Celtics 94||ABC|
|June 16||Game 6||9 p.m.||ABC|
|June 19||Game 7*||8 p.m.||ABC|