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NBA: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics | 17 June, 9 AM (PST) 


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POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: 

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS: 

PG | Stephen Curry 

SG | Klay Thompson 

SF | Andrew Wiggins 

PF | Kevon Looney 

C | Draymond Green 

 

BOSTON CELTICS: 

PG | Marcus Smart 

SG | Jaylen Brown 

SF | Jayson Tatum 

PF | Al Horford 

C | Robert Williams III 

 

 

Sound the alarms! It’s a red alert for the Celtics. As game five concluded in the Warriors’ favor, they are one win away from being the postseason champ if the Celtics don’t act fast. In this best-of-seven feat, naturally, if Golden State comes out on top four times, they are to be crowned victors for the NBA finals for the seventh time. The problem for Boston is they’re the underdog in the current 3-2 score. With the last game/s to be held at the TD Garden, the Greens enjoy the privilege of playing home again. Does this mean things will look up for Boston? 

 

Per their last game, the Boston Celtics actually came pretty close to defeating the Dubs. By the third quarter, the Greens had a good comeback, but the Warriors were determined to hold them off. Andrew Wiggins led the Dubs with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Klay Thompson came in second with 21 points, with five three-pointers. While Stephen Curry had an off day, it was good to see the other players have a chance to shine and maybe even prove that they’re not just dead weight to be carried by Curry. Curry better be in tip-top shape immediately though he needs to bring out all his A-game for Game 6 to avoid prolonging the wait for glory.  

 

Boston takes home court. We’re almost sure the team is scrambling right now as they need to win this game for Game 7 to ensue and for a shot to clinch the championship title. Now, they have to prepare for an even more aggressive game from the Warriors— Curry, in particular— since the finals win is well within their grasp. The Greens, while equipped with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart who lead the team, still have to play their cards better. If we take a look at Game 5’s stats, Boston had a higher three-point percentage, total turnovers, and rebounds than the Golden State team yet somehow fell short. They are in dire need of defensive coverage, especially against such an explosive offensive opponent as the Dubs. Thankfully, Tatum, Smart, and Brown are skillful in both offensive and defensive play.  

 

In the end, we are sure of one thing: the Warriors will do anything on their end to win on Friday and keep Game 7 from happening. However, we’ll go out on a limb and wager on the Celtics for Game 6. Why? Well, as they go back and play home, the adrenaline will come pumping, and morale will be at a high. This game might just be their make-it or break-it moment for this postseason. While the Dubs undoubtedly play to win, we’ll just have to see how far the Celtics can go to stop them.  

 

9 AM (PST), 17 June 2022, TD Garden Arena in Boston, MA.  

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