It’s Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals, with the Golden State Warriors holding a 3-2 lead over the Boston Celtics looking to seal the deal on a fourth championship in eight seasons. The Celtics look to win on their home floor one more time to force Game 7.
We’ll have the latest updates from the game, along with relevant odds, bets, player props, stats and futures based on what happens.
Celtics vs. Warriors Game 6 updates
It’s all over in Boston, the Warriors are NBA champions in 2022! Golden State wins its fourth title in the last eight seasons and makes a thunderous return to the top after two failed seasons. Stephen Curry had another massive effort to help Golden State close things out in Game 6. Warriors +4 and Warriors moneyline will hit. Everyone who had Warriors futures will get paid out. If you had Golden State at the beginning of the season on DraftKings Sportsbook at +1100, you’re potentially getting a huge payout. The under is going to hit once again, and it has hit every time in Golden State wins during this Finals.
We’ve got just over three minutes left and the Warriors hold a 12-point lead over the Celtics in Game 6. Boston has made several runs but hasn’t made the final move to cut the deficit entirely. Stephen Curry continues to make timely buckets and seems likely to win his first ever Finals MVP. He’s got 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jaylen Brown has 29 for Boston, but the Celtics have turned the ball over 21 times as a team.
The Celtics are staying alive with 26 points from Jaylen Brown, but Stephen Curry continues to make timely buckets to keep Golden State up. The Warriors lead 84-72 behind 23 points from their star guard, who also has six rebounds and six assists. It’s looking like Boston has run out of gas, although there could still be a late flurry here. Golden State has gone a bit cold from behind the arc, but is still shooting 40% from deep.
We’ve reached the end of the third quarter and it’s turned into a manageable game for the Celtics, even though Golden State is still in the position to close this out with a 76-66 lead heading into the final period. Draymond Green is approaching triple-double territory with eight points, nine rebounds and seven assists. We’ll see who can close out this game.
The Celtics aren’t going away without a fight, and it’s now a 12-point Warriors lead with a little bit of time left in the third quarter. Brown and Tatum have combined for 34 points, and are getting some help from the likes of Horford (13 points and 10 rebounds). Curry has 21 points to lead Golden State, but the Warriors need to keep their foot on the gas here to avoid a letdown in Game 6.
Al Horford knocks down the and-1 bucket to cut the lead to 10 on ABC! pic.twitter.com/Y4FQG11rX4— NBA (@NBA) June 17, 2022
We’re halfway through the third quarter and it’s been raining triples from both sides. Curry and Otto Porter Jr. are connecting for the Warriors, while Al Horford has hit a handful for the Celtics. However, Golden State’s defense is locked in and the road team has opened up a 22-point lead. It sure looks like the Finals will end tonight.
The Warriors hold a 54-39 advantage after the first half, led by 35 points from the trio of Curry, Thompson and Poole. Green and Wiggins are having good games in supporting roles as well, and it looks like Golden State has all the answers to close this thing out. The Celtics have some foul issues with Tatum and Smart carrying three personals, but they’ve got to let all that go right now and try to make a big run in the second half. We’ll see how this plays out, but it’s certainly looking good for the Warriors right now.
Warriors +4 and Warriors moneyline are the bets likely to pay off at this stage. The under is in play for 211.5, and the under has hit every time in this series when Golden State wins. So far, that trend is looking likely to continue. We’ll see if Boston has one last run left.
Golden State has gone on a 12-2 run after Boston’s spurt and the Warriors now hold a 51-33 advantage in Game 6. Draymond Green is on fire with five points, five assists and six boards, while Boston is in foul trouble with Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each carrying three personals. It looks like the Warriors have no plans to play Game 7.
It took a while, but the Celtics have responded with a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to eight points. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown were the keys to cutting this deficit, and the duo has combined for 21 of Boston’s 29 points. We’ll see if they can get some help, but Marcus Smart is likely to sit the rest of the half with three fouls.
The Warriors are now on a 21-0 run and have opened up a 15-point lead in this closeout game for them. The Celtics have not been able to respond after jumping out to an initial lead and have some foul trouble with Smart and Tatum each having two fouls. Jordan Poole has 11 points on 4-5 shooting, and Andrew Wiggins is picking up where he left off with seven points and two rebounds.
Golden State closes the first quarter on a 11-0 run to lead 27-22 at the end of the first quarter. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are off to great starts with seven points each, but the Warriors have used a late push to take the advantage. It’s still early on the moneyline front, but Warriors +4 is looking like the better ATS ticket to hold. The under on the total is looking a bit more promising but it’s still too early to tell.
The Warriors have found their footing in this contest and have cut the gap to 18-14 on a layup from Stephen Curry and a runner from Jordan Poole. Curry missed his lone three-point attempt and still hasn’t made one since Game 4.
It’s been all Celtics in the opening two and a half minutes of Game 6, with Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum hitting back-to-back triples to give the home team a 12-2 lead early. We’ll see how the Warriors respond to this early offensive explosion from Boston.
If you took the longshot with Draymond Green to hit the first field goal of Game 6, you’re getting a nice payoff at +1500.
The lines are closing, and it’s still Celtics -4 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The total has moved up a bit to 211.5, while the moneyline prices have not changed (Celtics -175, Warriors +150).
The Celtics and Warriors are rolling with the same starting lineups they had in Games 4 and 5. Boston’s lineup of Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford and Robert Williams has been the same for the whole series, while Golden State’s lineup of Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, Porter Jr. and Green was introduced in Game 4 after falling down 2-1 in the series.
The line hasn’t moved at all Thursday, with the Celtics remaining 4-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is set at 211 and it has remained around this mark since the lines opened for Game 6. The Celtics are -175 on the moneyline, while the Warriors are +150.
Here’s a look at how the public is betting on tonight’s game, along with the most popular player props for Game 6 among bettors. If you’re in a DFS contest and need to make any lineup adjustments, here’s one potential strategy you could use.