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NBA Finals 2022 – Best Warriors-Celtics 6 Game Sights and Sounds

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The NBA Finals could end on Thursday if the Golden State Warriors can secure another win at Boston’s TD Garden against the Celtics.

Golden State struggled to close the series on the road this playoffs. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Warriors are 0-3 this season when they have a chance to end a series away from Chase Center in San Francisco. The Celtics have the opposite experience, going 3-0 in playoff playoff games.

History favors the teams leading 3-2 heading into Game 6, however. These teams have won the series 81% of the time (39 times out of 48). The last team to take a 3-2 lead was the Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. If the Warriors won, it would be their fourth championship in eight seasons, the first time since the Chicago Bulls (1991-1998) .

TD Garden fans brought the energy for Games 3 and 4, so expect things to get even louder for a Game 6 win or come home.

Here are some of the best scenes from Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Tatum takes the court

With Game 6 in Boston and the Celtics not losing three straight since late December, people are excited to see a battle on the court tonight. As Celtics star Jayson Tatum steps onto the field for pre-game warm-ups, fans crowd into the lower seats and chant “JT! JT! JT!” –Alisha Miller

All about 18

Nothing says we’ve come to force a Game 7 like a custom ice sculpture, does it? Right.

The Celtics sent their TD Garden decor ahead of Thursday night’s action with this sculpture featuring the Boston mascot, logo and “It’s all about 18” message.

Know your audience

Around 75 minutes before Game 6, the fans got a big ovation when Al Horford took to the pitch for the Celtics warm-up. About a minute later, fans booed loudly as Steph Curry headed onto the pitch for his warm-up.

A Boston fan in a white Paul Pierce jersey also shouted at Andre Iguodala during his warm-up. Ohm Youngmisuk

pool party

Jordan Poole was feeling it deeply in pregame warmups, sinking 17 straight 3-pointers.

Dance to the music

The Warriors continued their road tradition of playing music during their shootout or pregame routine with performers native to the city in which they play. famous went solo.

So when the media were allowed to circle Thursday morning, Curry was spinning to Johnny Gill’s smooth vocals and his classic slow jam “My, My, My.” However, they didn’t go for the 18-minute live version of Gill’s “My, My, My,” which is amazing (check it out!)

Warning to Celtics: In the Warriors’ previous shootout here in Boston for Game 4, Curry shot New Edition’s “Can You Stand the Rain.” And sure enough, he exploded for 43 points and 10 rebounds later that night.

After Steph spun on “My, My, My,” speakers blared New Edition’s most famous member, Bobby Brown, and his hit “My Prerogative.” Appropriately enough, Draymond Green – Boston’s public enemy No. 1 – started getting into it, especially when the lyrics “They say I’m crazy… I really don’t care” came up. –Youngmisuk

Game 6 Klay?

Klay Thompson has made a name for himself in 6 playoff games throughout his career. Teammate Poole showed his support for another (hopefully) standout performance by wearing a 2011 NBA Draft jersey featuring Thompson.

Eyes on a prize

Curry knows a good championship prize when he sees one, as he inspected the US Open trophy during Wednesday’s practice ahead of Game 6.

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