NBA Finals 2022 – Complete news, schedules, stats for Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics


The 2022 NBA Finals are here!

The NBA’s 75th anniversary season features a throwback matchup 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 Eastern Conference finals MVP 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 ever in which one team had at least 100 games of Finals experience on its roster while the other had zero. Both of the previous instances involved the Chicago Bulls: They had the experience edge on the Utah Jazz in 1997, while they were the team with no experience going up 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 at Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 4: June 10 at Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)
Game 5: June 13 at Golden State, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)*
Game 6: June 16 at Boston, 9 p.m. ET (ABC)*
Game 7: June 19 at Golden State, 8 p.m. ET (ABC)*
*If necessary

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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 2 box score | Game 2 highlights

Tweet of the Night

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

After blowing a 15-point lead – and a brilliant 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 1 box score | Game 1 highlights

Tweet of the Night

The audacious changes that led to a Game 1 Celtics win

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

Celtics took a page from the Warriors’ playbook to take Game 1

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

HOW THEY GOT HERE

Golden State Warriors

Regular season: 53-29, third in 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 Eastern Conference
First round: Def. Brooklyn Nets 4-0
Second round: Def. Milwaukee Bucks 4-3
Conference finals: Def. Miami Heat 4-3

The Warriors are back, fighting for their fourth title in eight years. The Celtics have been building toward this for half a decade, designed in many ways with Golden State in mind. Zach Lowe breaks down every move and countermove that could decide the Finals. Full story


Kevin Pelton’s All-NBA Finals Teams

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Game 1 | Game 2


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Historical NBA Finals coverage

2021: Giannis, Bucks conquer the Suns

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

Complete 2021 NBA Finals coverage


2020: LeBron, Lakers back on top

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

Complete 2020 NBA Finals coverage


2019: Kawhi becomes King in the North

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

Complete 2019 NBA Finals coverage


2018: How sweep it is for Warriors

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

Complete 2018 NBA Finals coverage


2017: Durant puts Warriors back on top

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

Complete 2017 NBA Finals coverage


2016: ‘Cleveland, this 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 deficit in the Finals.

Complete 2016 NBA Finals coverage

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