US Open and NBA Finals: ‘What a time to be in Boston – the best sports fans in the world?’ | Golf News

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Sky Sports to show all four rounds from the US Open in Brookline, with coverage getting under way from 1pm on Thursday; Game 6 of the NBA Finals is live on Sky Sports Arena & Main Event on Thursday night from 1.45am

Last Updated: 16/06/22 5:59am


Jamie Weir believes the Boston crowd at the US Open this week will be sure to let the LIV Golf Series rebels a hostile reception on the course when they tee it up at Brookline on Thursday

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Jamie Weir believes the Boston crowd at the US Open this week will be sure to let the LIV Golf Series rebels a hostile reception on the course when they tee it up at Brookline on Thursday

Jamie Weir believes the Boston crowd at the US Open this week will be sure to let the LIV Golf Series rebels a hostile reception on the course when they tee it up at Brookline on Thursday

As golf’s biggest stars prepare for the US Open at Brookline this week, basketball’s biggest showcase could reach its conclusion just six miles away at TD Garden.

The two events form a bumper sporting Thursday for the city of Boston, as the US Open tees off and Game 6 of the NBA Finals takes place with the Boston Celtics hosting the Golden State Warriors.

Many of basketball’s biggest stars enjoy a round of golf and Keegan Bradley, a fervent Celtics fan, will be just one of the major title hopefuls keeping an eye on events on the hardwood.

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“I’m definitely biased in this regard, but I consider Boston to be the best sports city in the world – or in the country, at least,” Bradley said in his pre-tournament press conference on Wednesday. “They [the fans] are so knowledgeable about sports.

“Especially the basketball and football and baseball and hockey, but they’re going to be loud, and they’ve got Game 6. Jeez, what a time to be in Boston. I wish I wasn’t playing in the tournament so I could have fun with all these sporting events! Really, really awesome.”

Thursday night’s showdown is a win-or-go-home situation for the Celtics after their 104-94 defeat in San Francisco on Monday, despite Golden State superstar Stephen Curry failing to find a 3-pointer for the first time in 233 games, left them 3-2 down in the best-of-seven series.

Boston would need to win tonight and again in Game 7 in California on Sunday to become champions for an-NBA record 18th time, with defending US Open champion Jon Rahm admitting it is going to be a tough task for the Celtics over the coming days.

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Jon Rahm says he can understand the allure of joining the LIV Golf Series but says the competition format doesn’t appeal to him

Jon Rahm says he can understand the allure of joining the LIV Golf Series but says the competition format doesn’t appeal to him

When asked for a prediction on how tonight’s contest will go, Rahm told the media in his press conference: “I think I have to be careful what I say in Boston about that!

“It’s hard now after they [Celtics] are down 3-2 and knowing that Game 7 is in [Chase Center]. Especially knowing that the Warriors won with Steph [Curry] having an off day, it’s just hard to think that the Celtics can do it two in a row, with one being away.

“I would love to see the Celtics win. I went on a vacation to Cabo with my family, and when we landed, Jayson Tatum’s family was there. He was practicing and training for the season, but part of his family was there.

“We ended up FaceTiming for a little bit, so I would love to see him win, but I just like to see good basketball and hope the best team wins.”

Highlights of the clash between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

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Highlights of the clash between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals

The sporting double-header follows back-to-back evenings of MLB action in the city, with Bradley among the PGA Tour stars at Fenway Park on Tuesday evening and throwing the first pitch ahead of the Boston Red Sox’s victory over Oakland Athletics.

Huge crowds are expected at The Country Club this week, with many of those spectators then making the short trip into the city to pack out Boston’s many sports bars for the NBA action.

“I think the Boston crowds are some of the best in sports,” Phil Mickelson said ahead of his latest Grand Slam bid. “I think they have given me a lot of support, and I’m very appreciative of that over the years. I think that their excitement and energy is what creates such a great atmosphere.

“Whether it’s positive or negative towards me directly, I think it’s going to provide an incredible atmosphere to hold this [US Open] championship. I think it’s going to be a great event, and the people here have a lot to do with that.”

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How can I watch the US Open and the NBA Finals?

Sky Sports is once again the home of the US Open, with over 40 hours of live coverage from the four tournament days and a host of extra tournament programming throughout the week.

The third major of the year is right around the corner, where European stars will look to continue their recent success. Watch the US Open this June live on Sky Sports Golf!

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The third major of the year is right around the corner, where European stars will look to continue their recent success. Watch the US Open this June live on Sky Sports Golf!

The third major of the year is right around the corner, where European stars will look to continue their recent success. Watch the US Open this June live on Sky Sports Golf!

Coverage begins from 1pm over the first two rounds and 4pm on Saturday, with the action getting under way from 2pm on the final day. There will be extended highlights available each morning, with clips and highlights available on Sky Sports’ digital platforms.

Every game of the NBA Finals is live on Sky Sports: Watch Golden State Warriors @ Boston Celtics – Game 6, live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event, on Thursday night from 1.45am.

Repeats will be available on mornings after games and, should the NBA Final go to Game 7, then the decider will be live on Sky Sports Arena and Main Event on Sunday night from 12.45am.



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