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Celtics defeat Warriors 120-108 to take Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals.

Boston now has homecourt advantage in the series.

2022 NBA Finals - Game One
Al Horford of the Boston Celtics looks to pass the ball against Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors during the first quarter in Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 02, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are set to get the 2022 NBA Finals started with Game 1 Thursday evening in San Francisco. The contest will air on ABC and is set to tip at 9:00 p.m. ET.

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 1 updates

This has been an amazing shooting display from the Celtics in the fourth quarter, especially after experiencing an avalanche in the third quarter. Boston has gone on to take Game 1 and homecourt advantage in the Finals, using a 17-0 run to win the contest. The Warriors will have some serious soul-searching to do between tonight and Sunday, with Game 2 becoming essentially a must-win contest for Golden State. The Warriors are going to lose at home for the first time this postseason, while the Celtics will now look to grab a 2-0 series lead Sunday.

From a betting standpoint, the Celtics cover the spread and pay off on the moneyline. The over easily hits.


Horford has gone on a personal 8-0 run as part of Boston’s 11-0 run to take a 111-103 lead with just about three minutes left. This could be a huge game for the Celtics to wrestle homecourt advantage in this series.


It’s a tie game at 106-103 Celtics lead after a ridiculous triple for Derrick White and another triple for Al Horford. The Celtics have overcome a horrendous performance offensively from Tatum to stay in this game, largely due to Jaylen Brown’s 24 points. The Warriors got complacent after a big third quarter run and now find themselves in a fight at the end of this game.


The Celtics once again make a run to cut this to a manageable deficit. It’s a 7-0 Boston advantage to open up the final quarter and there’s a possibility Warriors head coach Steve Kerr got complacent with his rotation. Leaving Andre Iguodala in for extended time after the veteran didn’t play two rounds is questionable, and we’ll likely see a change here after the break. Warriors lead the Celtics 92-87.


The three-point shots are falling for everyone on Golden State, while Tatum can’t buy a bucket at the other end for Boston. The Warriors came out of halftime on a mission and used a classic third quarter run to hold a 92-80 lead going into the final frame. Golden State ATS and moneyline bets are looking solid, while the over on 213.5 is looking like it’ll hit with ease.


We’ve got a classic “third quarter Warriors” run at the Chase Center, with Golden State taking a 71-64 lead on a triple from Andrew Wiggins, Curry is now up to 26 points, while Jayson Tatum is still struggling with a 2-11 performance from the floor.


The live line at halftime is actually Warriors -1.5 despite Boston holding a two-point lead. The Celtics are now +110 on the moneyline, while the Warriors are -140. The total, which closed at 213.5, is now at 218.5. If you took the Warriors against the spread and on the moneyline, you might be sweating a bit. If you took the over on 213.5, it’s looking good right now.

As far as the most popular player props, Poole’s over on 15.5 points looks tough with the guard sitting at 2 right now. Smart’s combined points-rebounds-assists was set at 24.5, and the guard is at 15 at halftime. Curry shattered his triples prop in the first quarter, but the over on his assists-rebounds prop could go either way. The guard is at six combined right now, and the line was 10.5.


It’s halftime, and the Celtics hold a 56-54 lead over the Warriors. Curry went scoreless in the second quarter after a 21-point first quarter, and now he has three fouls. The Celtics are getting big production from Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, as the duo has combined for 22 points.


The Celtics have gone on a 10-0 run to make this a tie game at 47-47. The Warriors have made some careless mistakes offensively, while Boston is hitting tough shots. If you bet the Warriors moneyline as part of DraftKings’ Early Win promotion, you’ll be paid out because Golden State did have a 10-point lead prior to this Boston run.


Both teams are on fire from deep. The Warriors are 9-17 from behind the arc with Otto Porter Jr. hitting a couple threes off the bench. The Celtics are 8-17 from deep, with Payton Pritchard, Marcus Smart and Derrick White combining for five of those makes. The Warriors lead the Celtics in the second quarter 44-37.


Curry has a set a Finals record with six threes in the first quarter. It’s the most made threes in any quarter of a Finals game in league history.


The Celtics are giving Curry open shots and he’s hitting them. The Warriors point guard has canned six triples in the first quarter en route to 21 points in the frame. The Celtics have remained competitive with solid offensive possessions themselves, and Tatum might get going after an and-1 late in the period.


Curry has broken out for 11 early points in Game 1 as the Warriors lead the Celtics 20-14. This has some 2014-15 Warriors vibes already, especially with the Golden State crowd getting involved. Curry even had a no-look moment on a dime to Thompson in peak Warriors fashion.


Curry hits the first shot (+600) of the game, and the Warriors got that bucket off an offensive rebound from Looney. The rebounding battle will be huge in this series, especially with Golden State a bit thin in the frontcourt.


We’re about to tip at the Chase Center and the Warriors remain 3.5-point favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook. This line has not moved all day. The total closed at 213.5, which is a half-point down from earlier in the day. It’s a point up from where the line originally came in at 212.5. The Warriors close at -160 on the moneyline, while the Celtics are +140.

For the series as a whole, Golden State is -150 and Boston is +130.


The Warriors are rolling with Curry, Thompson, Wiggins, Green and Looney to start Game 1. This has been Golden State’s most effective lineup in the postseason and it makes sense to use this lineup with the Celtics going a bit bigger with Horford and Williams.

We’ve got the starting lineup for the Celtics. It’ll be Smart, Brown, Tatum, Horford and Robert Williams for Boston to start Game 1.


Everyone is in for both teams, so there’s no major news on the injury front. The Warriors have listed Otto Porter Jr., Gary Payton II and Andre Iguodala as available for Game 1, although there’s doubt about how much the latter two play. The Celtics will have both Marcus Smart and Robert Williams, and both should start this contest.

On the announcer side, there will be some changes. Mike Breen remains in COVID protocols and Jeff Van Gundy has tested positive for the virus, so Mark Jones is once again going to be in the broadcast booth. He filled in for Breen in Game 7 of the Celtics-Heat series.

Here’s a look at how the public is betting this game and the most popular player props among betters on DraftKings Sportsbook.