NBA commissioner enters COVID protocols, will miss Game 5 of Finals

SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA has announced Commissioner Adam Silver will miss Game 5 of the Finals after entering league health and safety protocols.

The league shared the news hours before Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors on Monday, June 13.

“Commissioner Adam Silver will not be attending Game 5 of the Finals tonight due to NBA health and safety protocols,” NBA Communications tweeted.

COVID-19 impacting the NBA Finals

Prior to the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ESPN found itself shorthanded for the network’s next broadcast of the event. NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski and analyst Jeff Van Gundy were both forced to miss the series opener after testing positive for COVID-19.

2022 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors

How to Watch, Stream, Listen to the NBA Finals

Game 1

Celtics 120, Warriors 108

Boston led 1-0

Game 2

Warriors 107, Celtics 88

Series tied 1-1

Game 3

Celtics 116, Warriors 100

Boston led 2-1

Game 4

Warriors 107, Celtics 97

Series tied 2-2

Game 5

When: Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. (MDT)

Where: Chase Center in San Francisco, California

Television: ABC

Broadcast: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

Game 6

When: Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. (MDT)

Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Television: ABC

Broadcast: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

Game 7 (if needed)

When: Sunday, June 19 at 6 p.m. (MDT)

Where: Chase Center in San Francisco, California

Television: ABC

Broadcast: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

Boston finished the regular season with a 51-31 record and won the No. 2 seed in the East. On their way to reaching the NBA Finals, the Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat.

Golden State finished the regular season with a 53-29 record and won the No. 3 seed in the West. Due to their regular season record, the Warriors possess home-court advantage in the Finals. Before reaching the NBA Finals, the Warriors won playoff games against the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks.



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