Warriors vs. Celtics, NBA Finals Game 2: Live stream, TV channel, time, X-factors
NBA Finals Game 2 expert predictions: Spreads, lines and betting preview for Warriors vs. Celtics
What channel is Warriors vs. Celtics on today? Time, TV schedule, live stream for Game 2 of 2022 NBA Finals
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Golden State dropped their first home game of the 2022 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday.
Despite Jayson Tatum's tough shooting night (3-for-17 from the field) and Steph Curry's red-hot start (21-points in the first quarter), the Celtics were able to overcome a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to steal Game 1, snapping the Warriors' nine-game playoff win streak at home this year. This also marks the first time the Warriors have trailed in a playoff series this postseason.
It's not ideal, but I believe in who we are and how we deal with adversity, how we responded all year, how we've responded in the playoffs after a loss," Curry said after Game 1. "We have to respond on Sunday.
The Celtics are now 8-2 on the road in the 2022 playoffs. Will Golden State protect home court in Game 2? Or will Boston steal another game on the road to go up 2-0 in the NBA Finals?
Here's a full schedule and viewing guide for Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals, plus X-Factors for both the Celtics and Warriors:
Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals was a wild one that saw the Golden State Warriors build a big lead in the third quarter only for the Boston Celtics to storm back in the fourth quarter to steal the game and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. Al Horford led the way for Boston in Game 1 as the veteran big man dropped 26 points and a career-high six 3-pointers while Jaylen Brown added 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Jayson Tatum didn't have his best game when it comes to shooting, he was just 3-of-17 from the floor, but he did a great job of setting up his teammates as he finished the win with 13 assists.
In Game 2, the Celtics will look to build off of the momentum they established over the final 12 minutes of the first game, while the Warriors will be looking to bounce back and tie the series up before it shifts to Boston for two straight games. With that said, here's everything you need to know about Game 2 between Boston and Golden State as well as picks against the spread and straight-up from our CBS Sports NBA experts.
ABC will host Sunday’s matchup between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors with tipoff set for 8:00 p.m. ET. Game 2 of the NBA Finals will take place at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
Celtics vs. Warriors
Date: Sunday, June 5
Start time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV channel: ABC
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Boston was able to flip the script on the Warriors late in Game 1 to win 120-108 and take a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. Trailing by 12 at the start of the fourth quarter, the Celtics powered their way back into the contest midway through the period before breaking off a 17-0 run to stun the Warriors and the Chase Center fans. Al Horford did a bulk of the heavy lifting late and he finished the game 26 points and six rebounds. Jayson Tatum shot just 3-17 from the field but still put up 12 points and 13 assists.
Golden State will try to regroup after a loss where it put just 16 points on the board in the fourth quarter. Stephen Curry buried an NBA Finals record six threes in the first quarter but was held in check for the rest of the game. The ‘Dubs’ shot just 44.3 percent from the field as a team in the loss and will need better shooting across the board if they want to tie the series.
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Why the Celtics can cover
After giving way too much space to Stephen Curry and the rest of Golden State's shooters early in Game 1, Boston adjusted defensively and found the stops it needed late to complete an impressive comeback. The Warriors went just 7-for-17 from the field and 2-of-8 from the 3-point line while turning the ball over four times during the final period, and that will be the model that Ime Udoka's squad will look to replicate.
Meanwhile, the Celtics shot a staggering 9-for-12 from the 3-point line in the final frame and got huge contributions from role players all night to compensate for the fact that Jayson Tatum had a 3-for-17 night. Al Horford had 26 points and went 6-for-8 from the 3-point line while Derrick White had 21 points off the bench and went 5-for-8 from downtown. If either of those two can stay hot and Tatum can bounce back as he has all postseason, the Celtics have a solid chance to leave San Francisco with a 2-0 series lead.
Why the Warriors can cover
Two-time MVP Curry is an elite sharpshooter from all over the floor as he has deep range and can catch fire in a hurry. The eight-time All-Star has the arsenal to torch anyone lined up against him and that was on full display in Game 1. Curry exploded for 21 points and shot 6-for-7 from three in the first quarter. He ended up finishing the matchup with 34 points, five rebounds, and five assists.
Guard Klay Thompson is another knockdown shooter on the perimeter. Thompson has played in plenty of big-time games and knows what that pressure feels like that. The five-time All-Star can heat up in a blink of an eye and Golden State will need that type of performance in Game 2. Thompson has an effortless shooting stroke with good defensive instincts. He produced 15 points and shot 3-for-7 from deep in Game 1.
Warriors vs. Celtics Game 2 preview
When The Athletic polled an anonymous scout, coach and executive to pick the NBA Finals winner, two of them tipped toward the Celtics and the suit picked the Warriors. Their reasons picking the Celtics included a clear size advantage and a hardened path to the finals, among other advantages. The front office pick pointed to the Warriors for their home court advantage and a seemingly unstoppable offense.
Somehow, they were all wrong. The Celtics sneaked away with a Game 1 win after outscoring the Warriors 40-16 in a fourth quarter nobody saw coming, a comeback for the ages. These NBA playoffs were awash in blowouts and before this week, teams were 1-31 when trailing by 12 or more to start the fourth quarter. The Celtics not only erased a 12-point drag, they crushed it.
And they did it with an unlikely trio. Al Horford (26 points), Jaylen Brown (24) and Derrick White (21) paced Boston’s scoring. And Horford turned into a green-clad Stephen Curry to to hit 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. And Jayson Tatum was their fifth-leading scorer, with just 12. Like, what?
What a weird game. And an excellent first volley from the Celtics. They drew a line in the hardwood. The Warriors lost their home court advantage and now have to play catch up.
Golden State, for its part, doesn’t seem too concerned. Curry was still the best player on the floor, with his game-high 34 in Game 1. The Warriors probably need even more from him and, you know, he can probably give it. It just feels like a Curry break-out is pending.
A salty Celtics side showed up to start this series. They didn’t just steal one – they earned it in a statement win. But the Warriors remain a favorite because there is too much on their tool belt to full counter. They are the preeminent team of this generation, the offense that rewrote the NBA’s playbook. Their clock is still ticking. But now they need to rally. detyu756y7tryhtf