The Golden State Warriors who are 1-0 down in the series will have the chance at levelling things up in their second home game, while the Boston Celtics will look to build their lead in the series and probably steal another away win. The Warriors’ Game 1 loss was their first loss at home in the 2022 NBA playoffs breaking their 9-0 run before that.
The match starts at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, 5 June 2022. The game time by GMT is 12:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6. The match venue is Chase Center, San Francisco, CA.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics (June 5) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics latest odds on betting sites
The Warriors money line odds are priced at 1.55 (-182 American; 11/20 Fractional), while the Celtics money line odds are priced at 2.60 (+160; 8/5). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.
- Over 215.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Under 215.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Golden State Warriors -4.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Boston Celtics +4.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics match preview and statistics
The Warriors had a bright start to Game 1, scoring at will against the Celtics’ formidable defence, especially in the first quarter. The Warriors led by 12 points heading into the fourth quarter but the Celtics' comeback storm was too much for the Warriors and they let the game slip away from them in the fourth quarter.
Stephen Curry was the Man for the Warriors in Game 1, he started the game hot with 21 first-quarter points and he finished the game with 34 points, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Andrew Wiggins followed with 20 points and 3 blocks while Klay Thompson dropped 15 points.
Otto Porter Jr from the bench added 12 points and 2 steals.
Team statistics: 39/88 (44.3%) field goals, 19/45 (42.2%) 3 pointers, 11/15 (73.3%) free throws, 24 assists, 39 total rebounds, 6 blocks, 8 steals, 14 turnovers, 16 fouls.
Golden State Warriors team news: James Wiseman, Andre Iguodala and Gary Payton II are ruled out for the match while Otto Porter Jr is on a day to day evaluation.
The Celtics were thought to have lost Game 1 until a fourth-quarter surge fueled by a 17-0 run and their efficiency from the 3-point line, scoring their first 7 shots from long range and finishing the game with a shooting percentage of 51.2% from the 3-point line. Al Horford led the Celtics in scoring with 26 points which he complemented with 6 boards and a steal.
Jaylen Brown tallied 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals while Marcus Smart followed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals.
Jayson Tatum had 12 points and a team-high 13 assists while Derrick White was big for the Celtics, dropping 21 bench points.
Team statistics: 43/85 (50.6%) field goals, 21/41 (51.2%) 3 pointers, 13/16 (81.2%) free throws, 33 assists, 39 total rebounds, 7 steals, 6 blocks, 12 turnovers, 13 fouls.
Boston Celtics team news: Robert Williams III is on a day to day evaluation.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics H2H
The last time the Warriors played the Celtics in the NBA finals, was in the 1963/1964 season. The Celtics were victorious in the finals and they closed out the series in five games. The Celtics lead this series 1-0.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics lineups and key players
Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Stephen Curry
- Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
- Small forward: Andrew Wiggins
- Power forward: Draymond Green
- Center: Kevon Looney
Stephen Curry is the key player to watch out for. He was 6 of 8 from long range in the first quarter in Game 1, breaking an NBA record of most 3 points made in a quarter in the history of the NBA finals. Steph Curry needs help but in addition to that, he will need to keep having blow-up games moving forward in the series.
Boston Celtics projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Marcus Smart
- Shooting guard: Jaylen Brown
- Small forward: Jayson Tatum
- Power forward: Al Horford
- Center: Robert Williams III
Al Horford is the key player to watch out for. Big Al was pivotal for the Celtics in Game 1, especially on offensive ends, leading the team with 26 points, 6 of 8 from long range in a game where Jayson Tatum couldn’t get it going offensively. Al Horford is also key to the Celtics' paint protection.
Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics predictions and betting tips
The Celtics had a great team performance in Game 1 with five players in double digits in points, they also scored more points off the Warriors' turnovers with 21 points off turnovers compared to the Warriors' 10. One thing to expect from Game 2 is that the Warriors will make adjustments, shoot more 3s, and put up a better defensive effort and with them playing at home again, the Celtics have a huge hurdle to overcome.
Jayson Tatum shot 3 of 17 from the field in Game 1, and owing to Tatum’s ability to come back from bad games like this, he’s expected to be big for the Celtics on the offensive ends and if the role players can carry the momentum from Game 1 to Game 2, the Celtics are poised to take another home win. Predictions for this game are the Boston Celtics to win and over 215.5 points.
Betting prediction: Boston Celtics to win
Odds: 2.60 (+160 American; 8/5 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 215.5 points
Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)