The Warriors and Celtics will face off tonight in a pivotal Game 6 matchup at TD Garden, as the Warriors’ 104-94 win on Monday night at home moved them a head 3-2 in the series. For the Celtics, things were all but in control heading into the weekend, before the Warriors won back-to-back games to take control of things.
Do the Celtics have enough left in the tank to fend off the dynasty that is the Warriors one more time?
#1. Warriors +4 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
In the true mark of a champion, with the Warriors, if its not one thing its another. While going just 9 of 40 from the field in Game 5, the Warriors buckled down on the defensive front keeping Boston to just 94 points on the night which included only 39 in the first half.
In Stephen Curry’s worst performance from deep (0 for 9) of his postseason career, he contributed more so on the defensive end and added eight assists as teammates Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins carried the load offensively. For Wiggins, the first-time NBA All-Star, it was the performance of a lifetime scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds as he further stamped his position as the #2 most critical player on this team.
For the Celtics, things certainly appear to be waning, as one tough battle after another through the Eastern Conference finally appears to be catching up with them. Their initial adjustments against the Warriors seemed to have been countered by head coach Steve Kerr, as the focus on Curry has led to more opportunities for Thompson and Wiggins who are just getting better as the series go on.
Celtics’ big man Robert Williams III is also waning as the series goes on, as his surgically repaired knee kept him to just 30 minutes (10 points and 8 rebounds) in a Game 5 they needed him badly.
Look for the Warriors to get it done tonight in Boston, picking up their fourth championship in eight years in the process.
#2. Over 210 | -110 at DK Sportsbook
With Bostons’ struggles from the field in Game 5 and the Warriors’ tenacious defense, we’ve tiled to the under which has now gone 3-2 in the series. In the theme of parity we’ve seen throughout, I see this one going over as the Celtics have played much better at home offensively this postseason, and Curry isn’t going 0 for 9 from deep for two straight games.
While the defense has been the name of the game as of late, with the season on the line and points being at a premium, I look for aggression from both superstars in Curry and Tatum, allowing role players such as Thompson and Jaylen Brown to get their shots up as well.
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