NBA Finals 2022 – Full News, Schedules, Stats for Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

The 2022 NBA Finals are here!

The NBA’s 75th Anniversary season features a comeback game with the Boston Celtics taking on the Golden State Warriors. The two teams were frequent playoff rivals in the 1950s and 1960s before the Warriors moved to California and met in the 1964 NBA Finals.

The Warriors, led by Western Conference Finals MVP Stephen Curry, are in the Finals for the sixth time in eight years, looking to win their fourth title since 2015. The Celtics and Western Conference Finals MVP Eastern Conference Jayson Tatum are making their first Finals appearance since 2010, when they lost to Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in seven games. Boston hasn’t won the title since 2008, and no one on the Celtics’ roster has ever played in a Finals game.

This will be the third Finals series in which one team had at least 100 games of Finals experience on their roster while the other had zero. The previous two cases involved the Chicago Bulls: they had the experience advantage over the Utah Jazz in 1997, while they were the inexperienced team against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991.

Here’s all the info you need for the 2022 Finals, including news, results, highlights, stats and game-by-game analysis.

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NBA FINALS

ODDS: Celtics -165 (Caesars Sportsbook)

Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108
Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88
Game 3: June 8 in Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 4: June 10 in Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 5: June 13 at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)*
Game 6: June 16 in Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)*
Game 7: June 19 at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)*
*If necessary

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Curry drills ‘colossal’ 3 from downtown to cap 11-0

Game 2: Warriors 107, Celtics 88

Leaders

  • Points: Stephen Curry, Warriors – 29 points

  • Rebounds: Al Horford, Celtics – 8 rebounds

  • Assists: Draymond Green, Warriors – 7 assists

Game Box Score 2 | Match 2 Highlights

tweet of the night

Warriors use patented second-half blitz to tie playoffs with Celtics

After blowing a 15-point lead — and a stellar 34-point performance from Curry — the Warriors refused to repeat the mistakes they made in Game 1 in a blowout Game 2 win, writes Kevin Arnovitz .

Game 1: Celtics 120, Warriors 108

Leaders

  • Points: Stephen Curry, Warriors – 34 points

  • Rebounds: Draymond Green, Warriors – 11 rebounds

  • Assists: Jayson Tatum, Celtics – 13 assists

Game Box Score 1 | Match 1 Highlights

tweet of the night

The bold changes that led to a Celtics victory in Game 1

Brad Stevens has excelled in his new role as team chairman, allowing Ime Udoka to unlock the potential of young Celtics, writes Brian Windhorst.

The Celtics took a page from the Warriors playbook to win Game 1

Down 12 points after another strong third quarter for the Warriors, the Celtics’ historic shot fueled an unprecedented fourth-quarter comeback to steal Game 1, writes Kevin Arnovitz.

HOW THEY ARRIVED

Golden State Warriors

Regular season: 53-29, third in the Western Conference
First round: Def. Denver Nuggets 4-1
Second round: Def. Memphis Grizzlies 4-2
Conference Finals: Def. Dallas Mavericks 4-1

Boston Celtics

Regular season: 51-31, second in the Eastern Conference
First round: Def. Brooklyn Nets 4-0
Second round: Def. Milwaukee Bucks 4-3
Conference Finals: Def. Miami Heat 4-3

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Historic NBA Finals coverage

2021: Giannis and the Bucks conquer the Suns

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s epic performance in Game 6 ended the Milwaukee Bucks’ 50-year title drought, giving them their second NBA championship with a victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Full coverage of the 2021 NBA Finals


2020: LeBron and the Lakers back on top

The Los Angeles Lakers conquered the Orlando bubble of the NBA, defeating the Miami Heat in six games for the 17th championship in franchise history.

Full coverage of the 2020 NBA Finals


2019: Kawhi becomes King of the North

For the first time in NBA history, a team outside the United States won the championship, as the Toronto Raptors eliminated the Golden State Warriors in six games.

Full coverage of the 2019 NBA Finals


2018: How swept are the Warriors?

The Golden State Warriors capped a second straight title run by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers in four games.

Full coverage of the 2018 NBA Finals


2017: Durant puts the Warriors back on top

The Golden State Warriors were nearly perfect in 2017, going 16-1 in the playoffs to win the NBA championship.

Full coverage of the 2017 NBA Finals


2016: ‘Cleveland is for you!’

LeBron James and the Cavaliers ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought by becoming the first team to overcome a 3-1 Finals deficit.

Full coverage of the 2016 NBA Finals

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