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NBA Finals 2022: The best sights and sounds of Game 6 Warriors-Celtics

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

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

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However, history favors teams that lead 3-2 heading into Game 6. Those squads have won the series 81% of the time (39 of 48 times). The last team to blow a 3-2 lead was the Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. If the Warriors win, it would be their fourth championship in a span of eight seasons, the first time that’s happened since the Chicago Bulls (1991). to 1998).

The fans at TD Garden brought the energy for Games 3 and 4, so expect things to be even more raucous for a win-or-go-home Game 6.

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

all over 18

Nothing says we’re here to force a Game 7 like a custom ice sculpture, right? Right.

The Celtics were hyped to decorate the TD Garden before Thursday night’s action with this sculpture depicting the Boston mascot, logo and “It’s all about 18” message.

know your audience

About 75 minutes before Game 6, fans gave a standing ovation as Al Horford walked onto the court for the Celtics’ warmup. About a minute later, fans booed loudly when Steph Curry walked onto the court to warm up for him.

A Boston fan in a white Paul Pierce jersey also yelled at Andre Iguodala during his warmup. –Youngmisuk

Pool party

Jordan Poole was feeling it deep inside during pregame warmups, hitting 17 straight 3-pointers.

dancing with the music

The Warriors continued their tradition of playing music during their shooting practice or before the game from artists who originate from the city in which they are playing. was only.

So when the media was allowed into target practice on Thursday morning, Steph Curry was shooting with the smooth voice of Johnny Gill and his classic slow-tempo “My, My, My.” However, they didn’t pick Gill’s 18 minute live version of “My, My, My”, which is awesome (look it up!)

Warning to the Celtics: During the Warriors’ earlier practice here in Boston for Game 4, Curry shot New Edition’s “Can You Stand the Rain.” And of course he exploded for 43 points and 10 rebounds later that night.

After Steph released “My, My, My,” the speakers thundered over New Edition’s most famous member, Bobby Brown, and his hit “My Prerogative.” Fittingly, Draymond Green, Public Enemy No. 1 here in Boston, began to enjoy it, especially when the lyrics appeared, “They say I’m crazy… I don’t really care.” –Ohm Youngmisuk

Play 6 Klay?

Klay Thompson has made a name for himself in Game 6 of the playoffs throughout his career. His teammate Jordan Poole showed his support for another standout performance (hopefully) by wearing a 2011 NBA Draft jersey featuring Thompson.

eyes on a prize

Stephen Curry knows a nice championship award when he sees it, while inspecting the US Open trophy during practice Wednesday before Game 6.

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