Warriors Vs Celtics NBA Final Preview

Jake Cooper - 30 May 2022

The Boston Celtics on Sunday defeated the Miami Heat 100 – 96 in the Eastern Conference Finals. It took all 7 games to settle the score and set up the 2022 NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Golden State Warriors.

Game 1 officially tips off on Thursday at Chase Center, San Francisco, meaning the Golden State Warriors will be playing this year’s Finals at home.

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Well-Trodden Road For Warriors

For Golden State, no directions had been necessary for reaching the 2022 NBA Finals. This will, after all, be their sixth appearance in the biggest event of the year in eight years.

Even after two dry seasons, they’re coming as prepared as they can be. And having the likes of Steph Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson as part of their star-studded line-up isn’t going to hurt, either.

Even so, there’s a definite twist this year, as the Warriors will be joined by an all-new cast of supporters: Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole. The latter made 11 appearances in the NBA’s G-League in 2021, while Wiggins had been trapped in something of a reputation jail until very recently.

Despite their inexperience in the big league, both players have shown themselves sufficiently tenacious to make things count in the Playoffs. And they’ll undoubtedly be looking to bust through the ultimate ceiling when it comes to fighting for the biggest title in the NBA.

The Golden State Warriors are more than qualified to lift the NBA trophy for the fourth time since 2015. They’ve got quickness, an injection of youth, and a championship-proving veteran trio. In short, they’ve got what it takes to get the job done.

Boston Have Much On The Line

The Boston Celtics, meanwhile, have a much “bigger” trophy to play for.

For Boston, the road to the Finals has been a long and winding one. Their hard work paid off when they beat Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, before sweating blood and guts through a couple of 7-game series with the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat.

Combined, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have proven themselves to be a dynamic duo to contend with, and, joined by Marcus Smart, make for a truly elite defensive franchise.

All Eyes On Curry

While Steph Curry was never the highest-scoring player in the Warriors’ trips to the Finals, he may very well be in line for that ever-elusive Finals MVP this season. Fans will be keeping all eyes on Curry as he finally has a real chance to emerge on top as an individual player.

After winning both All-Star and West finals MVP this season, 2022 could just be the year Curry finally establishes himself as an individual to be reckoned with.

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