The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics enter Game 4 of the 2022 NBA Finals with one team looking to even the series while the other attempts to set up a closeout game Monday in the Bay Area.
We’ll have the latest updates from the game, along with relevant odds, bets, player props, stats and futures based on what happens.
Celtics vs. Warriors Game 4 updates
It’s all over, the Warriors have won Game 4 107-97 behind a 43-point effort from Stephen Curry. The Finals are now level at 2-2 heading back to the Bay Area, which makes Game 5 the pivotal contest between these two teams. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 44 and Boston got good play from Smart and White, but the Celtics couldn’t close things down in the final quarter.
Warriors +4 hits, Warriors moneyline hits, and the under at 213.5 hits. We’ve truly got a series now.
Still Chef Curry with the shot #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV pic.twitter.com/BxX3utq5r7— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
Curry is up to 40 points and Golden State seems set to take Game 4 with a 104-97 lead. The Celtics faded offensively in the fourth quarter while Curry continued to heat up. The Warriors also made excellent plays defensively and didn’t allow second looks for Boston.
Thompson nails a triple for the Warriors to go up 95-94 with just over four minutes left. Curry hits a floater to give Golden State a 97-94 advantage and it’s a 7-0 run for the rod team. We’ve got a good one here in Game 4, and it’s easily been the best game of the series so far.
Back-to-back buckets from Brown give the Celtics a 90-86 lead with just over seven minutes to go in Game 4. The Warriors may regret resting Curry early in the quarter, as the guard might have cooled off a bit too much. Golden State has also been careless with turnovers. It’s still too close to call here, but Boston has been the better team in terms of execution in the final frame.
Jaylen Brown knocks down a TOUGH fadeaway on ABC!#NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV pic.twitter.com/y1iX4fsLlN— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
Behind Curry’s 33, the Warriors have a 79-78 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Golden State was +6 in the third quarter, although it could’ve been much worse. The final frame has been all Boston for most of this series, so we’ll see if the Celtics can pull ahead here and grab a 3-1 lead. Warriors +4 is looking like the strong bet against the spread, while the under on 213.5 is looking good. The moneyline could go either way. Buckle up, it’s about to be a crazy finish.
Curry is now up to 30 points in Game 4 and has gone over his three-pointers made line with five triples. Golden State is tied with Boston 73-73, but there’s been no help offensively for Curry. On the Celtics side, White has hit a triple to go over on his points prop and has 13 points off the bench. Tatum and Brown have combined for 33.
30 for 3️⃣0️⃣— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
Steph (30 PTS) knocks down his 5th 3-pointer on ABC pic.twitter.com/g36yJQ5bqs
We’re nearly halfway through the third quarter and the Celtics have maintained their five-point advantage on the Warriors. Golden State is getting nothing offensively outside of Curry, with Thompson missing a few easy looks he would normally sink. The Warriors need to find someone else to shoulder the offensive load in order to inch ahead of the Celtics, but Boston has come prepared for the third quarter storm.
CROSS. HESI. AND 1 #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV pic.twitter.com/y2zuDgmnBv— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
We’ve reached halftime, and the Celtics lead the Warriors in Game 4 54-49. Curry has 19 points and has shown no sign of foot issues. His first-half triples prop does not hit at three, which will leave some bettors unhappy. On the Celtics side, Tatum and Brown have combined for 28 ponits while Derrick White has added 10 off the bench. He needs one more to go over on his points prop. We’ve seen “third quarter Warriors” happen in every game this series, so let’s see if the Celtics finally have an answer to Golden State after halftime.
This game could go either way against the spread, although Warriors +4 is still the ticket to hold. The over/under on DraftKings Sportsbook is now set at 208.5 so the under on 213.5 is looking like the play. Celtics moneyline is now priced at -235, while Golden State is at +180.
Steph drills the and-1 bucket!— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
He's up to 19 points on ABC pic.twitter.com/Kc9LUQg4lK
The Celtics went on a 10-0 run to take a 49-42 lead but the Warriors went on a run of their own to cut the deficit to 49-47. It’s been a truly back-and-forth game and it looks like this is going to be the case for the entire game.
Brown is back in a groove and has 11 points after finishing a nice layup with the defense draped over him. We’re tied in Game 4 at 39-39 with a little under six minutes left in the second quarter. The Celtics have missed five free throws but still hold a 7-2 points edge over the Warriors in that category.
Jaylen Brown would like a 4-piece!— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
JB knocks down the 3 through contact on ABC pic.twitter.com/pVC9dCZuTs
Jordan Poole has come to play in Game 4. He’s got eight points, including a pair of triples to give the Warriors a 33-28 lead early in the second quarter. Poole’s been up and down in this series, but this could potentially be a big game for the young guard.
What a finish by Jordan Poole!#NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV pic.twitter.com/Uj8gmoHFsm— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
It’s the end of the first quarter, and the Celtics hold a 28-27 lead over the Warriors. Curry and Tatum each have 12 points in what is shaping up to be a tight contest. Warriors +4 is looking good right now, while the moneyline can still go either way. The total is still tough to gauge, although the over seems more promising at the moment.
Back-to-back 3s by the 3-point— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
Game 4 Live Now on ABC pic.twitter.com/todDiX0Y1t
Curry has hit back-to-back triples, and Golden State has hit five out of its 11 attempts after missing five early to take a 23-18 lead with two minutes left in the first quarter. Curry is up to 10 points, while Wiggins has eight. On Boston’s side, Tatum is leading the way with nine points while Jaylen Brown is scoreless.
Steph caps off a 17-6 @warriors run from deep— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2022
*He's FIRED up*#NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV pic.twitter.com/NzRp8ySPF7
The Celtics are up 12-6 early and the Warriors have already removed Porter Jr. from the lineup in favor of Looney, so that lineup change didn’t work early on. Andrew Wiggins took a shot from Jayson Tatum prior to the timeout and appeared to be shaken up, but he should be alright. Stephen Curry looks fine moving around, although he is only 1-4 from the floor and 0-2 from deep. Golden State as a team has yet to hit a triple.
Marcus Smart gets the first basket of the game, which was priced at +1100 on DraftKings. A nice payoff for anyone who backed the Celtics point guard to score the first bucket of Game 4.
We’re about to get set here in Game 4 and there hasn’t been much movement on the line. The total has dropped to 213.5, but the spread and moneyline odds remain the same. Let’s see if the Celtics can set up a closeout game in the Bay Area Monday.
Boston’s starting lineup remains the same, but the Warriors are going small with Otto Porter Jr. stepping in for Kevon Looney. The Warriors made a similar move in the 2015 Finals when they were down 2-1, putting Andre Iguodala in for Andrew Bogut. Iguodala ended up winning Finals MVP. Porter Jr. is currently listed at +40000 to win the honor. Let’s see what impact he has.
The Celtics have been 4-point favorites since the lines opened for Game 4. The total is set at 214. Boston is -165 on the moneyline while Golden State is +145. All odds are courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
Here’s how the public is approaching this game from a betting standpoint and the most popular player props for tonight’s contest, with odds and insights courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook. If you’re in DFS Showdown contests for tonight’s game or about to enter one, here’s a potential lineup strategy for you to use. The injury report is clean, although we know Stephen Curry is dealing with some foot pain that will be worth monitoring during the game.