Warriors vs Celtics live stream: how to watch NBA Finals Game 6 online – can Golden State can seal the championship at TD Garden?

How much do Jayson Tatum and the Celtics have left in the tank?

 Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against Jayson Tatum
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Have the Celtics run out of juice, or can Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown come up clutch? The Warriors are one more win away from their fourth championship in eight years, and such has been the fractious nature of this series that Steve Kerr would love to seal the deal in front of the Boston crowd. There's no margin for error for Ime Udoka's men now, so read on as we explain how to watch a Warriors vs Celtics live stream and get the 2022 NBA Finals Game 6 online from wherever you are.

Warriors vs Celtics live stream

Dates: Thursday, June 16, 9pm ET (full schedule below)

Venue: TD Garden, Boston

US TV coverage: ABC/ESPN3 / $10 Sling TV discount (opens in new tab)

Global live streams: Kayo Sports FREE trial (opens in new tab) (AU) / TSN/SNNow (CA) | Sky Sports (opens in new tab) (UK)

Watch anywhere: try the world's best VPN 100% risk-free (opens in new tab)

TD Garden security might want to let fake Klay Thompson into the building tonight, because their boys are struggling. Steph Curry had a historically bad night, failing to land a 3-pointer for the first time since 2018, the Dubs threw away a 16-point lead, and yet the Celtics still managed to lose by double-digits.

Ugly doesn't do it justice. Boston missed 10 free throws, conceded 18 turnovers and went 4-15 in the fourth quarter, but most concerning of all is that Game 5's late collapse was a repeat of what we saw in Game 4. It was the first time they've lost consecutive games this postseason, but they've also gone 3-0 when their backs have been against the wall.

Time's running out for Tatum, who's had no answer for Andrew Wiggins' all-round brilliance. Does the young star have one more trick up his sleeve? Read on for how to watch a Warriors vs Celtics live stream for Game 6 online and get the 2022 NBA Finals Game 6 from wherever you are in the world this June.

2022 NBA Finals schedule and TV channels

Composite image of NBA basketball players Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics & Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors

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All times are given in ET

  • Game 1: Celtics 120 - Warriors 108
  • Game 2: Celtics 88 - Warriors 107
  • Game 3: Warriors 100 - Celtics 116
  • Game 4: Warriors 107 - Celtics 97
  • Game 5: Celtics 94 - Warriors 104
  • Warriors vs Celtics Game 6: Thursday June 16, 9pm
  • Celtics vs Warriors Game 7*: Sunday June 19, 8pm

(* = if required)

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How to watch Warriors vs Celtics: live stream 2022 NBA Finals in the US without cable

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

Every single game of the 2022 NBA Finals is being shown on both ABC and ESPN 3. If you don't have either of those channels as part of your TV package, you can still watch the entire Warriors vs Celtics series without the commitment or expense of cable. 

How to watch the NBA Finals without cable

Sling TV is a complete cable replacement service that includes ESPN 3 in its Sling Orange package. It normally costs $35 per month but there's currently a $10 discount on your first month of Sling TV (opens in new tab)

A costlier alternative is to get a FuboTV plan, which includes ABC, as well as more than 100 other top channels. Its standard plan costs $69.99 per month but there's a 7-day FREE trial of FuboTV (opens in new tab), so you can try before you buy.

How to watch 2022 NBA Finals without blackouts

Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the 2022 NBA Finals online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the Warriors vs Celtics series, you probably won't be able to watch the hoops like you normally would at home.

This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in. 

When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use the best VPN service to change your IP address to a difference location. This will generally let you tune in to your local coverage, just as you would from home, and means you don't have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.

Use a VPN to watch NBA Finals online from anywhere

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How to watch 2022 NBA Finals in Australia for FREE

Foxtel Go (opens in new tab)

ESPN, available through Foxtel, has got basketball fans in Australia covered for the entirety of the 2022 NBA Finals, which you can also stream on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go (opens in new tab) app. 

Each game of the Warriors vs Celtics series is set to tip-off at either 11am or 10am AEST.

The NBA Finals are also being shown on the excellent sports streaming service Kayo Sports (opens in new tab), which is the ideal option for anyone who doesn't want to commit to a lengthy and pricey contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $25 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan. Both come with a FREE 14-day trial (opens in new tab).

Alternatively there's the NBA League Pass (opens in new tab), which is showing every remaining NBA game live, with a subscription starting at $39.99 after a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab).

Outside Australia? Don't forget, you can take your NBA coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN (opens in new tab) is the solution.

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How to watch 2022 NBA Finals: live stream Warriors vs Celtics in the UK

Sky Sports (opens in new tab)

Basketball fans based in the UK can tune into the 2022 NBA Finals on Sky Sports (opens in new tab). The network will be showing every game from the Warriors vs Celtics series, but be warned that all of the action takes place very late at night. Each game tips off at either 2am or 1am BST.

Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app (opens in new tab), which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles.

If you don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract, consider the more flexible streaming option, Now (formerly Now TV).

Alternatively, fans might want to check out the NBA League Pass (opens in new tab), which starts at £14.99 after a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab), and gets you every remaining game of the 2022 NBA season.

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How to watch Warriors vs Celtics in Canada

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In Canada, the NBA Finals are split between Sportsnet and TSN, with TSN showing Games 1, 3, 4 and 7*, and Sportsnet broadcasting Games 2, 5 and 6 of the Warriors vs Celtics series. 

If you don't have TSN on cable, you can subscribe to it on a streaming-only basis from $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.

If you don't have Sportsnet on cable, you can subscribe to standalone streaming service SN Now instead, with prices starting at $14.99 per month or $149.99 per year.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.