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Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Preview & Picks – Warriors To Cover In NBA Finals Game 1

30 May 2022
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Leigh Copson 30 May 2022
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  • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors picks for Thursday, June 2
  • NBA Finals Game 1 gets underway at 21:00 ET at Chase Center
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    Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Preview & Picks
  • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Preview & Picks
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  • Boston Celtics Form
  • Golden State Warriors Form
  • Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors FAQs

Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors Preview & Picks


Golden State are tipped to cover as they win Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

This is likely to be a back-and-forth series, but the Warriors are backed to draw first blood here.

They have been outstanding at home in the playoffs so far and have started each series with a win.

Boston, on the other hand, have proved to be slow starters in the last two rounds of the postseason.

  • Golden State Warriors are 9-0 at home in the playoffs
  • Golden State Warriors are 10-2-0 ATS in their last 12 home games
  • Golden State Warriors are 3-0 in Game 1s in the playoffs so far
  • Boston Celtics have lost Game 1 in the last 2 rounds of the playoffs
  • Boston Celtics are 0-3-0 ATS in Game 1s in the playoffs
  • Boston & Golden State have allowed a combined 210.0 points per game

Head To Head


  • Boston Celtics lead the all-time series 224-145
  • The two teams split the regular season series 1-1
  • Boston Celtics won 110-88 when the teams last met on March 16

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After sweeping Brooklyn in the first round, Boston have had back-to-back seven-game series on their way to the finals.

They came from behind three times to down the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

The Celtics then engaged in a back-and-forth series with Miami that saw them go right to the wire.

Both teams split their first two home games of the series, leaving them locked at 2-2 when they met in Miami a week ago.

Boston shut down Miami as they grinded out a 93-80 win, but they then passed up the chance to clinch at home as they lost 111-103.

The Celtics were able to wrap up the series on the road though, winning 100-96 in Game 7 last Sunday night.

The trip of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart combined to lead the team to victory.

Tatum finished the game with 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Smart put up 24 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Brown contributed 24 points, six rebounds and six assists, and Al Horford dominated in the paint with 14 rebounds on the night.

Grant Williams stepped off the bench to contribute 11 points and six rebounds in the series-clinching victory.

Golden State Warriors Form


Golden State have dropped some games but their road to the NBA Finals has been a relatively smooth one.

They made straightforward work of Denver in round one with a 4-1 series win, and they downed Memphis 4-2 to secure a place in the Western Conference Finals.

There they powered past Dallas in five games to set up this showdown with Boston.

The Warriors rolled over the Mavericks in a 112-87 win in Game 1, and then followed that up with a 126-117 success.

They threatened to sweep Dallas when they won Game 3 on the road, 109-100.

Golden State were unable to close out the series in Texas though, losing 119-109 to take the series back to California.

The Warriors made no mistake in clinching at the second attempt though, downing Dallas 120-110 in Game 5.

All five starters hit double digits in scoring, with Klay Thompson leading the way for Golden State with 32 points.

Andrew Wiggins combined 18 points with 10 rebounds, while Kevon Looney put up 10 points and 18 rebounds.

Draymond Green ended the game with 17 points, nine assists and six rebounds, with Stephen Curry registering 15 points, nine assists and three steals.

Jordan Poole made an impact off the bench with 16 points, six rebounds and six assists.

Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors FAQs

Where can I watch the Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors live stream?

You can watch the Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors start time?

The Boston Celtics at Golden State Warriors game is set to tip-off at 21:00 ET.

Verdict

Golden State are backed to take a 1-0 series lead in the NBA Finals.

They have been racking up wins and covers at home while Boston have struggled out of the blocks in the last two rounds.

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