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NBA Commissioner Enters COVID Protocols, Will Miss Game 5 Of Finals

Jun 13, 2022, 2:09 PM | Updated: 2:32 pm
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NBA commissioner Adam Silver speaks to the media prior to Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics at Chase Center on June 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The NBA announced that commissioner Adam Silver will miss Game 5 of the Finals after entering the league’s Health & 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 attend Game 5 of the Finals tonight due to the NBA’s Health & Safety Protocols,” the NBA Communications tweeted.

COVID-19 Impacting NBA Finals

Before the start of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, ESPN found itself shorthanded for the network’s upcoming broadcast of the event. NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski and analyst Jeff Van Gundy were both forced to miss the opening contest of the series 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

TV: ABC

Streaming: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

Game 6

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

Where: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

TV: ABC

Streaming: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

Game 7 (if necessary)

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

Where: Chase Center in San Francisco, California

TV: ABC

Streaming: ESPN app

Radio: ESPN

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

Golden State completed the regular season with a 53-29 record and earned the No. 3 seed in the West. Due to their regular season record, the Warriors own home-court advantage in the Finals. Before reaching the NBA Finals, the Warriors had playoff series victories over the Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks.

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