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 MVPJayson Tatumare 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




Boston Celtics (2) andGolden State Warriors(3) tied, 2-2



ODDS: Golden State -150(Caesars Sportsbook)

Game 1:Celtics 120, Warriors 108

Game 2:Warriors 107, Celtics 88

Game 3:Celtics 116, Warriors 100

Game 4:Warriors 107, Celtics 97

Game 5:Monday 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




Game 4: Warriors 107, Celtics 97



Leaders


  • Points:Stephen Curry, Warriors -- 43 points

  • Rebounds:Andrew Wiggins, Warriors -- 16 rebounds

  • Assists: Draymond Green, Warriors -- 8 assists


Game 4 box score | Game 4 highlights

Tweet of the Night



Game 3: Celtics 116, Warriors 100



Leaders


  • Points:Stephen Curry, Warriors -- 31 points

  • Rebounds:Robert Williams III, Celtics -- 10 rebounds

  • Assists: Jayson Tatum, Celtics -- 9 assists


Game 3 box score | Game 3 highlights

Tweet of the Night





Boston bully ball is beating Golden State small ball



Boosted by the home crowd, Boston came out strong and asserted its will inside en route to a Game 3 victory, writes Kevin Arnovitz.



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

Draymond Green roars back, sets the tone for Golden State Warriors' Game 2 win



Green promised everything would be different after Boston's Game 1 win as the annoying forward turned up everywhere he was needed to even the series, writes Tim Keown.

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



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Why the Andrew Wiggins trade could have shocking ripple effects for the Warriors



Zach Lowe reveals the tension-filled, behind-the-scenes negotiations of one of the most impactful trades in team history -- and how it might raise some uncomfortable questions for the franchise going forward. Full story

An inside look at the development and creation of the new Larry O'Brien Trophy



The NBA's iconic championship trophy has a new look for 2022, and ESPN got a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how that came to be. Full story

Why Celtics-Warriors could be a truly epic NBA Finals




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



Which players have established themselves as the biggest stars on the brightest stage? Kevin Pelton looks back at 75 years of NBA history and picks his all-Finals team for each game.

Game 1| Game 2| Game 3

The grueling, expensive and risky reconstruction of the Warriors



Golden State turned the loss of Kevin Durant into the pieces that would revive a fallen contender, writes Ramona Shelburne. Full story

Splash Bros. vs. Tatum & Brown: Which duo can score more?



The 2022 NBA Finals feature two elite scoring duos going up against two of the league's best defenses. Kirk Goldsberry breaks down the chess match that could decide the NBA Finals. Full story

The 10 most important players in the NBA Finals



Jayson Tatum? Klay Thompson? Al Horford? Stephen Curry? Which stars will decide the Finals? Kevin Pelton delivers his top 10. Full story

X factors and series keys to the 2022 NBA Finals



The NBA Finals continues on ABC. What are the biggest early keys to Warriors-Celtics? Full story



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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