The 1st game of the 2022 NBA Final is the worst Golden State Warriors Build a great presence in the third quarter Boston Celtics To bounce back in the fourth quarter, steal the game and take a 1-0 lead in the top seven series. Al Harford led Boston in Game 1 as the senior big man dropped 26 points and six six-pointers of career highs, while Jaylan Brown added 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He did not have his best game when it came to Jason Totem shooting, he was only 3-for-17 from the ground, but as he finished with 13 assists he did a great job of setting up his teammates.
In Game 2, the Celtics will try to build on the momentum they set in the final 12 minutes of the first game, while the Warriors will want to advance again and equalize before converting the series into two straight games. Plus, here’s everything you need to know about Game 2 between Boston and Golden State, as well as our CBS Sports NBA experts’ anti-spread choices and straight-up.
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How To Watch Game 2 Live
- Game: NBA Finals, Game 2
- Date: Sunday, June 5 | Time: 8 pm ET
- Location: Chase Center – San Francisco, California
- TV: ABC | Live Stream: fuboTV (Get access now)
- Contradictions: BOS +160; GS-190; O / U 215.5 (via Caesars Sportsbook)
Special game | Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors
Warriors prediction against Celtics, Game 2 selections
Bill Writer: Tremond Green is right: the Warriors dominated the first 40 minutes of Game 1. They will extend that record to a full 48 minutes on Sunday, assisting the attack of some of the guys like Jordan Poole, some Stephen Curry heroics and the Celtics. Supporting cast is a group that returns to the average level. Are Al Horford and Derrick White good players? Yes. Can you trust them to get 47 points in 15-for-23 shooting? No. The series is still a long way off, which is clearly visible after the end of Game 2. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 123, Celtics 111
Brad Podkin: We can sit down and talk about how Boston snipers are going to come back to Earth, which may be true, but is Stephen Curry going to hit six 3s in a quarter again? Is Jason Todd going to go 3 for 17 again? I do not believe in the idea that games are played by computers designed to achieve some theoretical rules on average. Over 82 games? Well. The two games have nothing to do with one another. The Celtics are going to make life hell in the Golden State, on the contrary, they fit in very well, just like they did with each other in Game 1. I hope the Celtics are a little better. I picked them up in series. However, for this one game, I will go with the pessimistic team. This is a compelling victory for the warriors. They go down 0-2, and it’s over. I do not believe it will happen. But it will be closer. Celtics with points, Warriors straight. Choice: Celtics +4 | Warriors 111, Celtics 108
James Herbert: What is the most confusing choice I can make? Another Celtics win, but this time it will come in the final seconds? Let’s go with that. At all seriousness, I’m worried the Warriors will not be able to find a line that balances the gap and defense, even if they force higher turnovers (Gary Baton II minutes will help there) and avoid another untimely scoring drought. Then I hope it will be nonsense; I need seven games (predicted). Choice: Celtics +4 | Celtics 113, Warriors 111
Sam Quinn: Let me be the millionaire who says Boston is probably not going to shoot that well again. Yes, yes, I know, we do this dance twice a round … but the Celts retreat after the big shooting nights. There have been five games in at least 40 percent shooting from season 3 this season, none of which have come in a row. Even more stressful, if Gary Baton II is playing, expect a slightly dull offensive performance from Boston. The Celtics averaged 15 turnovers per game in the Miami Series. They scored just 12 runs against Golden State in Game 1. Boston should be positive in the series now, but I’m giving Golden State the edge to balance things out in Game 2. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 109, Celtics 102
Michael Kasky-Plomine: In Game 2 it is not possible for the Celtics to get the same kind of performance that they got in the first game from role players like Derrick White, Al Harford and Baton Pritchard. Home series games knowing how hard it will be to get out of a 2-0 hole against a great team like the Celtics. Look at the Golden State focus as it did in Game 1, but maintain it during the match this time. If they can focus fully on 48 minutes, the series should be tied at 1-1 for Boston. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 111, Celtics 104
Jasmine Wimpish: The Celtics got a career night out from Al Harford on the way to handing over their first home playoff loss to the Warriors this season. Golden State went with the game plan of trying to shut down Jason Totem and let everyone else win. The first part worked – if you haven’t seen Totem’s 13 aids – but the second part certainly did not go according to plan. It doesn’t help when Jordan Poole, Clay Thompson and Tremond Green have unnatural nights. The Warriors know this is a game they must win, so my guess is that they will play up to that importance and go to Boston with a 1-1 draw. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 115; Celtics110
Jack Maloney: The Celtics surprised everyone (except Brad and James) by stepping back from a 15-point deficit to steal Game 1 and Homecourt gains. That puts a ton of pressure on the Warriors in Game 2; They lost both games in the Gulf and could not return to Boston 2-0. They will be the most pessimistic team and will get the job done this time. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 115 – Celtics106
Colin Ward-Henninger: Warriors do not need a basketball genius to realize how important this game is, but coming out with the right energy and focus is not so easy. Boston found some things in the fourth quarter of Game 1 beyond hot shooting, and making adjustments will be in the hands of the Warriors. That being said, I expect Golden State’s co-stars to be of extra help to Steph Curry – as we all know, Clay Thompson will play well in the games he’s going to win, and Tremond Green could not play worse than him. Thursday. I may have succumbed to a little Homerism, but I’m still going to pick the Warriors in it – maybe against my best judgment. I think this will be a lower score than Game 1 because the defenses know what to look for. Choice: Warriors-4 | Warriors 105, Celtics 99
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