Boston trailed 51-39 at the break before charging back with a 35-point outburst in the third. Al Horford hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 6:28 left in the period that made it 58-55 as the Celtics finally found their shooting groove from deep. Boston made eight straight made 3 after missing the initial 12. “Definitely we weren’t as sharp as we needed to be during times there. Just tough, ” Horford said.
m. ET. Warriors vs. Celtics Game 6 will be broadcast on ABC, and can be streamed live on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and other live TV services. The Warriors lead the series 3-2, as they beat Boston by 10 points for the second game in a row to take Game 5 104-94. That means everything’s on the line for Boston, as they get ready to fight for their dreams of the title in front of the home crowd. While the Warriors posted back-to-back wins, the games couldn’t have looked more different. Game 4 was all about Steph Curry’s star power, with Curry putting up a staggering 43 points. In Game 5, Boston’s Jayson Tatum looked hot from the three-point line, but Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Curry, and put up the best game of his career, leading the team with 26 points.
“It’s something I dreamt about for sure, being in the league, and this is the ultimate stage, ” Wiggins said. “It doesn’t get bigger than this. ”Wiggins had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Klay Thompson scored 21 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 on Monday night for a 3-2 NBA Finals lead. “Coming into this year, he was an All-Star starter for a reason, ” Draymond Green said. “... The bigger the challenge has been that we’ve thrown in front of him, the bigger he’s responded.
Jayson Tatum had 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, who lost consecutive games for the first time in the postseason. Marcus Smart was whistled for a technical foul then an offensive foul in a one-second span early in the fourth. He overcame a slow start to score 20 points. Jordan Poole knocked down a 33-foot 3 from the left wing to beat the third-quarter buzzer as the Warriors took a 75-74 lead into the final 12 minutes after the Celtics roared back in the third. The Celtics found their own third-quarter magic that has long defined Golden State’s success in the second half.
“Definitely now, our backs are against the wall, and we have to see what we’re made of. ”Jaylen Brown was 2 for 11 to start the game and finished with 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting and missed all five of his 3-point tries. Tatum gave Boston its first 3-pointer on the night 4:34 before halftime and the Celtics wound up 11 of 32 from deep overall. The Celtics were sloppy in stretches, committing 18 turnovers.
Here’s how to watch. What: NBA Finals, Game 6Who: Warriors @ CelticsWhen: Thursday, June 16Where: TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsTime: 9:00 p. ETTV: ABCChannel finder: Verizon Fios, XFinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV, DishLive stream: fuboTV, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TVThe rest of the series schedule is:*6/19 Game 7, Celtics @ Warriors, 8 p. on ABC. *If necessary. How can I stream the game for FREE? Cable subscribers can log in to ABC.
“When we’re at our best, it’s simple ball movement. I think the third quarter showed that. The drive and kick was beautiful, was working, getting guys wide-open shots, ” coach Ime Udoka said. Golden State wound up 9 of 40 from beyond the arc — Wiggins 0 of 6. Curry didn’t make a 3-pointer for the first time since going 0 for 4 in a 134-111 loss to the Bucks on Nov. 18, 2018. “A night that he didn’t have it going we found offense elsewhere, ” said Green, who had eight points, eight rebounds and seven assists before fouling out with 3:01 remaining.
“Uh, keep shooting, very simple, ” Curry said, grinning. “I’m not afraid to go 0-fer or whatever because I’m going to keep shooting. ”Green knows how Curry will respond: “He’s going to be livid going into Game 6. That’s exactly what we need. ”Capping his brilliant performance on both ends, Wiggins drove through the lane for an emphatic one-handed slam with 2:10 left. “Bottom line is he’s just having fun playing basketball, ” Curry said. The Warriors can win their fourth title in eight years when the series resumes in Boston on Thursday night. If the Celtics can win at home, the series will return to the Bay Area for a winner-take-all Game 7 on Sunday. All five games so far have been decided by 10 or more points.
Mobile sports betting is now legal in New York, which means you can now bet on NBA games from your phone. We’ve compiled some of the best introductory offers to help navigate your first bets from BetMGM, FanDuel, DraftKings, PointsBet, Caesars Sportsbook and BetRivers. ** ** **Story by The Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career. Now, the first-time All-Star is on the cusp of becoming a first-time NBA champion — and helping Curry capture yet another title.