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Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Location: Oracle Arena — Oakland, California
TV channel: ABC
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What more can you say about this Finals? At every step of the way it has confounded expectations and refused to follow any sort of pattern. What we have left is a series of questions: Can the Raptors come back mentally after whiffing on a golden opportunity to seal their first championship in front of their home crowd? Can the Warriors keep going despite their continuing injury luck, most likely without even the hope of Durant returning to play series savior? Who knows. All that’s certain now is that it’s a 3-2 series. There will be a Game 6 will be on Thursday in Oracle Arena, whether that’s the end point or just another stop on route a Game 7 remains to be seen.
The Guardian will continue to have coverage of the NBA Finals but this will conclude today’s liveblog. Make sure you read our game report linked below. Thanks to everybody for following along with us, particularly all those who contributed along the way. Ciao!
NBA finals: Warriors beat Raptors in Game 5 thriller to keep series alive
I hate to do this to the guy, but for posterity it’s probably worthwhile to record the fact that Kyle Lowry’s attempted game-winner will not win over anybody skill skeptical about his postseason play.
A gutty emotional win for the Warriors. There’s something to be said about Finals experience, it seems.
Meanwhile, although disappointed, the Raptors have to still feel good about their chances. They almost just stole a game here. They have two more chances to win, including a Game 7 on the road. The Warriors have to worry about not having Durant and possibly Looney.
I am still processing what just happened here. The Warriors almost lost control of things here, but they managed to come back late from a six point deficit with less than two minutes left in the game. Of course, they will likely have to win the next two games without Durant, who looks to be quite seriously hurt after his comeback attempt was cut short.
NBA Finals 2019: Raptors vs. Warriors Game 6 TV Schedule, Live Stream and Odds
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives against Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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The Golden State Warriors fought off elimination in Game 5, but their series-extending win came at a massive cost.
Kevin Durant, playing for the first time in a month, scored 11 points in 12 minutes before exiting with a lower leg injury. As feared, the two-time Finals MVP confirmed he ruptured his Achilles.
With the Toronto Raptors coming to town for Game 6, the short-handed Warriors again face do-or-die stakes. Can splash siblings Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson lead another game-changing perimeter assault? Or will Kawhi Leonard take down another NBA dynasty?
We’ll break down Game 6 after presenting the scheduling and latest odds, via VegasInsider.com, below.
2019 NBA Finals: Game 6
Who: Raptors at Warriors
When: Thursday, June 13, at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Oracle Arena
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Latest Line: Warriors -2.5
The Warriors are running on fumes.
Making five consecutive Finals trips can have that effect, but the exhaustion goes deeper than that. Golden State appears as shallow as ever. As a result, Curry and Draymond Green have been forced to log more than 40 minutes a night in this series, and Thompson isn’t far behind at 39.
Andre Iguodala has been his sturdy self on defense, but his offense isn’t there (36.1/25.0/50.0 shooting slash). DeMarcus Cousins has had some encouraging stretches, but he looks rusty after a month-plus absence with a quad tear. Kevon Looney is dealing with a chest injury that his him questionable for Game 6. Quinn Cook has been streaky. Shaun Livingston has been…well, not very good (minus-30 over 82 minutes).
The Warriors will have trouble extending their rotation beyond these seven (or six if Looney can’t go). Andrew Bogut struggles defending in space. Jordan Bell has made some costly mental mistakes. Alfonzo McKnnie and Jonas Jerebko aren’t making enough shots to trust them with floor time.
Most of the series trends are going against Golden State.
And yet, after watching this team wiggle out of a six-point deficit with less than three minutes to play, it’s fair to wonder what (if anything) it will take to knock the Dubs down for the count.
“We could have thrown in the towel,” Green told reporters. “We could have folded, but we didn’t. I said it before: I’ve never seen this group fold. And that stands true still.”
While there’s no way to objectively measure the proverbial “heart of a champion,” the Warriors are objectively scoring high marks in that category. That means any on-paper advantages the healthier, deeper Raptors may have aren’t necessarily enough on their own.
For Toronto to close this out on the road—in the final game ever at Oracle Arena—Leonard must be brilliant.