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Golden State Warriors at Boston Celtics Game Six Predictions

The Golden State Warriors are now just one win away from a seventh NBA title after they won Game 5 104-94 on Monday night against the Boston Celtics.

Andrew Wiggins was the star of the show as he led the way with 26 points, while Klay Thompson added a further 21. Warriors star Stephen Curry, who scored 43 points in Game 4, missed all nine of his three-point attempts, and it was the first time in 133 career playoff games that he did not make one of his trademark three-pointers.

The Warriors will hope he can bounce back at the earliest opportunity, starting with Game 6 in the best-of-seven contest in Boston on Thursday.

Boston now need to show some guts and determination if they are to bounce back and force the series into a decider. They have at least done this already this season, bouncing back in their Eastern semi-final to overcome the Milwaukee Bucks. 

To get their hands on the trophy, the Celtics will need to win successive games, but Jayson Tatum continued to showcase his skills, scoring 27 points in Game 5.

Even though the pressure is on Boston to survive, their home advantage should be crucial this week. Thursday's contest will be the 14th game in which Boston has faced elimination in an NBA Finals series, but they have a 9-4 record in those battles. Their home record in those ties is even better, standing at 6-1.

It is fair to say that Boston's squad will fancy their chances of forcing a decider, while the home crowd will be doing all they can to unsettle Curry and co.

Golden State star Curry will be desperate to find his rhythm from three-point range and silence his critics, but the signs look good for Boston. They have not lost successive games since late March and in the postseason they have been decent at home, winning six of 11 at TD Garden.

They went unbeaten at home against the Brooklyn Nets, although the Bucks did manage to record two wins in Boston. The Miami Heat were also able to record two wins on their travels, but the Celtics seem to have found a way to win when it matters.

They will need to do the same this week, but if they are as sloppy in possession as they were on Monday, they will be in trouble. 

The Celtics conceded 18 turnovers on the road, and they will hope the home crowd can get them back firing in Thursday's crucial clash.

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