NBA Finals game six LIVE updates: Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

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NBA Finals game six LIVE updates: Boston Celtics v Golden State Warriors

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By the numbers

Key stats from the first half

  • Steph Curry and Klay Thompson have 12 points each to lead the Warriors but Andrew Wiggins (10) and Jordan Poole (11) have also hit double figures
  • The Warriors are 21/49 from the field and shooting slightly better from deep (10/23)
  • Gary Payton II is a +17 in his 12:51 on court. He seems to have defensive prowess in his genes.
  • Boston have turned the ball over 12 times
  • Jayson Tatum has 11, Jaylen Brown 14 and no other Celtic who has hit more than two field goals or scored more than six
  • Derrick White (-24), Grant Williams (-23) and Payton Pritchard (-20) have ugly plus-minus figures off the bench


Golden State hold a commanding 54-39 lead at half-time and are just 24 minutes away from the seventh title in franchise history. That would actually elevate them into third place overall behind Boston and the Lakers, who have 17 each.

If the Warriors win their seventh they will skip clear of Chicago who won all six of their crowns in the 1990s when some Michael Jordan fella kinda dominated proceedings.

Boston are again struggling at the offensive end and have two quarters to produce an extraordinary comeback and force a game seven.

Warriors on warpath

Golden State have regained the momentum midway through the second quarter and now lead 51-33 with 2:39 remaining after a Klay Thompson bucket.

Steph Curry has hit a couple of threes and is now up to 12 points. Udoka burns another time-out in a bid to break up the visiting team’s mojo.

You wish you could shoot like Klay Thompson. Everyone does.

You wish you could shoot like Klay Thompson. Everyone does.Credit:Getty


Boston cuts deficit to 8

Steve Kerr calls a time-out after a mini Celtics run cuts the lead to 37-29. Curry was driving to the hoop but was blocked big time by centre Robert Williams from behind and Tatum Euro-stepped to the basked up the other end in transition to spark the crowd into raptures.

Celtics star Jayson Tatum.

Celtics star Jayson Tatum.Credit:Getty

Brown stems bleeding

The 21-0 run was the longest in an NBA Finals match in 50 years, hat tip to host broadcaster ESPN for that golden nugget.

Jaylen Brown broke the sequence with a three after the time-out.

Wiggins on fire

Andrew Wiggins drive to the hoop.

Andrew Wiggins drive to the hoop.Credit:AP


21-0 run. Oh mumma

Poole has 11 points in six minutes on court after another three and Wiggins this time adds a gravity-defying dunk and Udoka calls time again with Boston now trailing 37-22 with 10:13 left in the second term.

Maple Jordan

The Canadian’s nickname is starting to not be uttered ironically. Andrew Wiggins - that cat can ball.

Poole makes another splash

Jordan Poole hits a three early and Andrew Wiggins drops an athletic lay-up in for a 32-22 lead and Boston coach Ime Udoka burns a time-out 50 seconds into the second quarter.

The home fans are starting to get nervous.


Strength in numbers

Golden State have shared the scoring with Dray, Klay and Poole each contributing five points while Tatum and Brown have seven apiece for the home side but in a worrying sign for the Celtics, the rest of the roster is struggling to locate the hoop.

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