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Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals will be the final game at TD Garden this season. However, oddsmakers are not expecting it to be the final game of the NBA season as a whole.
The Golden State Warriors are just one win away from their fourth NBA title in eight years. They can clinch a championship on Thursday, but that will require a Game 6 road win against the Boston Celtics.
Boston is listed as a slight favorite to extend the series to a decisive Game 7 on Sunday. Still, the odds indicate it wouldn’t be a major surprise if Golden State closes out the series in six games.
Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals tips off Thursday night (9:00 p.m. ET, ABC) with the Boston Celtics hosting the Golden State Warriors. It’s win-or-go-home time for the Celtics as a third straight loss would give way to a Warriors celebration all over the TD Garden’s parquet floor.
Although Boston held a 1-0 and 2-1 lead in the series, it struggled to deliver a knockout blow. And in Game 4 and Game 5, we saw the Celtics’ inexperience become part of the storyline, as Golden State limited Boston to no more than 20 points in the fourth quarter of both games.
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Thus, given what I’ve seen from the Celtics of late, I want no part of them as a side. And since I already have a lean to the under for the total, I’ve put together a list of my favorite player props for Game 6.
Alex Cora and the Boston Red Sox will be rooting on the Boston Celtics to force a Game 7 vs. the Golden State Warriors.
Ahead of Thursday night's must-win Game 6, Cora donned C's gear and shared a message for them as they look to keep their hopes for Banner 18 alive.
"Enjoy it, man. Enjoy it," the Red Sox manager said. "December 31, nobody thought that this team was gonna be here, right? And they're giving us Game 6. We'll be there, we're gonna enjoy it. And just have a blast with it, right? You're at home, it should be loud, it should be fun. Just push yourself to the limit. Embrace the journey, embrace the game, and hop on that plane tomorrow to San Fran. Make a Game 7."