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Preview: Warriors vs Celtics Game 1

Golden State welcomes Boston to the Splash Zone.

2022 NBA Finals - Media Day Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Whaddya know? The Golden State Warriors are back in the NBA Finals after a two-year hiatus. They’ll have a new partner in the championship round, as they welcome the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics to San Francisco for Game 1.

This is the first ever Finals game in Golden State’s three-year old digs. The Dubs have won every single home playoff game in Chase Center, and they’d love to keep that going Thursday evening.

But Boston is no stranger to winning on the road. Apparently they are *squints* 7-2 in road games this postseason. WHAT?! They got here by eliminating Kevin Durant’s Brooklyn Nets in New York. Then after knocking off the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks in 7 games, they eliminated the Miami Heat in a Game 7 in Florida.

And now Beantown is back on basketball’s biggest stage for the first time since Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Kendrick Perkins, and coach Doc Rivers were running the show in 2010.

Since that epic Celtics’ loss in 2010, Golden State has created a dynasty. This is their sixth conference championship in eight years, with three NBA titles to show for their dominance. The Warriors are four wins away from vindication for their franchise that relied heavily on the aging core of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green to bring them back to the game’s biggest stage.

Will GSW protect home court yet again? DraftKings has the Dubs -165 on the money line.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics

June 2nd, 2022 | 6:00 PT

Watch: ABC | Listen: 95.7 The Game, ESPN Radio

Poll

Who ya got in Game 1, Warriors or Celtics?

This poll is closed

  • 85%
    Warriors don’t lose at Chase in the playoffs
    (454 votes)
  • 14%
    Celtics will make a statement and steal this first tone
    (78 votes)
532 votes total Vote Now

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