For the first time in the series, a team has won back-to-back games and now it’s a win-or-go-home for the Boston Celtics.
The Warriors are just one win away from their fourth title since 2015 but have nagging concerns with both Otto Porter Jr. and Andre Iguodala.
Boston had gone through five games of the NBA Finals relatively unscathed, although Robert Williams III was temporarily handicapped by a knee injury he had since the conference semifinals.
Though he’s tied, the Celtics will need his ability to be a disruptive defender and provide his usual elite rim protection while offering a strong alley-oop option for the Boston offense.
Which players will be available for Game 6? Here are the latest injury reports and expected starting line-ups for each team ahead of Thursday night’s competition.
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Warriors vs Celtics Updated Injury Report
(as of Wednesday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Warrior Injury Report
|Andre Iguodala||Questionable||right knee; inflammation|
|Otto Porter Jr.||Questionable||Left foot; Pains|
|James Wiseman||out||right knee; injury management|
Celtics Injury Report
|Robert Williams III||Questionable||left knee; Pains|
Starter Warriors vs Celtics
In Game 4, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr added Otto Porter Jr. to the starting lineup, replacing Kevon Looney. Draymond Green started in the middle with a small ball formation.
However, Porter Jr. is listed as questionable for Game 6 along with Andre Iguodala and if he can’t play we could see Kevon Looney return to Kerr’s starting unit.
Porter has started the last two games for Golden State despite the questionable tag, but only played 15 minutes and scored just two points in each contest.
The Celtics’ injury reports have consistently ranked Robert Williams III’s condition as “questionable,” but as Williams pushes through to make himself available, his status changes from questionable to likely.
“It’s manageable,” Williams said on the eve of the finals, while discussing the knee pain that has plagued him since the conference semifinals. “I’ve gotten kind of a routine over the last couple of games of what I have to go through to be ready.”
We suspect it will be similar for the Celtics in this win-or-go home game.
- Stephen Curry, guard
- Klay Thompson, guard
- Andrew Wiggins, Forward
- Otto Porter Jr., Forward
- Draymond Green, center
- Marcus Smart, guard
- Jaylen Brown, guard
- Jayson Tatum, Forward
- Al Horford, Forward
- Robert Williams III, center
|Andrew Wiggins||f||Jayson Tatum|
|Otto Porter Jr.||f||Al Horford|
|Draymond Green||C||Robert Williams III|
|Clay Thompson||G||Jaylen Brown|
|Stephen Curry||G||Markus Smart|
What channel is Warriors vs Celtics on?
- Date: Thursday, June 16th
- TV channel: ABC
- Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
Game 6 of the NBA Finals will be broadcast on ABC. Viewers can also stream Game 6 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
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Starting time Warriors vs Celtics
- Date: Thursday, June 16th
- Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 6 of the NBA Finals begins Thursday, June 16 at approximately 9:00 p.m. ET. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston.
Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Finals Schedule
Here’s the full schedule for the 2022 NBA Finals.
|date||Game||Time (ET) / Results||TV channel|
|2th of June||game 1||Celtics 120, Warriors 108||ABC|
|June 5th||game 2||Warriors 107, Celtics 88||ABC|
|8th June||game 3||Celtics 116, Warriors 100||ABC|
|June 10th||game 4||Warriors 107, Celtics 97||ABC|
|June 13th||game 5||Warriors 104, Celtics 94||ABC|
|June 16th||game 6||21 clock||ABC|
|June 19th||Game 7*||8 p.m||ABC|