The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their seventh NBA championship in franchise history, and their fourth title in the last eight years. They took care of business at home in Game 5 to take a 3-2 Finals lead and look to be well on their way to finishing off the Boston Celtics on the road at the TD Garden in Game 6 Thursday night. While there is plenty of basketball left to be played, the Warriors are taking a 54-39 lead into the halftime break thanks largely in part to the 30-8 run that Golden State went on which helped the Warriors open things up after falling behind 14 -2 to start the game.
Stephen Curry is coming off a rough shooting night where he shot 0-for-9 from 3-point range. While Curry saw his streak of 132 playoff games with at least one 3 come to an end, his teammates stepped up in a big way en route to a 104-94 win. Andrew Wiggins (26 points), Klay Thompson (21 points), Gary Payton II (15 points) and Jordan Poole (14 points) all reached double figures to help overcome Curry’s (16 points) struggles.
The Celtics dropped to 1-7 when they turn the ball over 16-plus times; they’re 13-2 when they stay under that number. Boston can force a decisive Game 7 with a win, or its impressive season will come to an end and Golden State will hoist its latest crown..
Follow below as we get you ready with key information and analysis leading up to Game 6 between the Warriors and Celtics.