The dynasty debate is one of the most compelling stories of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors represent a new dynasty, trying to win their fourth title in eight seasons. And with just a little bit of luck – what if Dramond Green is not suspended for Game 5 in 2016 or if Clay Thompson suffers with a damaged ACL in 2019? – We can talk about the Warriors going to their sixth title in eight seasons after five consecutive titles.
Meanwhile, the Celtics won 11 titles over a 13-year period in the 1950s and 60s. If they can find a way out of the 3-2 finals deficit, they will win their NBA-Record 18th Championship.
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So will the Warriors’ new-school dynasty triumph over the Celtics old-school dynasty? Here’s everything you need to know for Thursday Game 6:
NBA Finals is on which TV channel?
Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals airs nationally on ABC at 9pm ET.
What is the NBA Finals Schedule?
(All time East; ** if required)
Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108, Chase Center, San Francisco
Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88, Chase Center, San Francisco
Game 3: Celtics 116, Warriors 100, TD Garden, Boston
Game 4: Warriors 107, Celtics 97, TD Garden, Boston
Game 5: Warriors 104, Celtics 94., Chase Center, San Francisco
Game 6: Thursday, 9pm, TD Garden, Boston
** Game 7: June 19, 8 pm, Chase Center, San Francisco
How do you broadcast the NBA Finals?
Game 6 can be streamed live on ESPN.com and ESPN +. Streaming is also available on FuboTV.
Who are the X-Factors for Game 5?
Jason Tatum of Boston
Tatum has turned into a hitherto inconsistent series, displaying moments of pure brilliance while eliminating disappearing action in difficult minutes. In the fourth quarter of Game 5, Tatum had only five points, including a critical turnover in 1-5 shooting. He also missed two free throws that could have reduced the Warriors’ lead to eight in just five minutes. Coach Ime Udoka said the Celtics needed Tatum to “read aggressively and correctly” throughout the game. It starts with Tatum getting a better start and finishing stronger. Fatigue may be a factor, but Tatum will have to perform consistently if the Celtics are to force Game 7.
Andrew Wiggins of the Golden State
Steff had a curry off shooting night, but Wiggins led the Warriors to victory in Game 5 with his second consecutive double-double. Wiggins scored well in the series, but he boosted his defensive effort and his rebound against the Physical Celtics was an X-factor. He scored Game-High 13 rebounds in Game 5 following a 16-rebound attempt in Game 4. Anytime the Warriors are able to win another possession. If Wiggins can duplicate his attempt, Curry will fire well and if Game 6 Clay Thompson is on the ground, the Warriors should grab the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.