Both teams have split the opening two games in San Francisco which puts Boston in a good situation but the pressure is now on the Celtics to win when they host the Golden State Warriors in TD Garden in Boston, MA, on June 8, 2022.
- Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors
- NBA Finals – Game 3
- Date – 8/6/2022
- Starting time – 9 PM ET
- Venue: TD Garden Boston, MA
Boston Celtics Stats & Form
The Boston Celtics got the job done by winning a game on the road and now they have a chance to take the lead and keep the home court advantage with a win in Game 3. The Celtics played pretty bad in Game 2 and the momentum is not on their side.
They kept the game close by halftime but then scored only 14 points in the third quarter to see the game slip away.
The Celtics shot only 30-of-80 from the field and committed 6 more turnovers than the Warriors.
Jason Tatum scored 28 points in Game 2 to lead the Celtics followed by Jaylen Brown with 17 and Derrick White who added 12 off the bench.
Boston Celtics News
The Boston Celtics will have their full roster available for Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Warriors.
Golden State Warriors Stats & Form
The Golden State Warriors suffered their first home loss in the opening game of the NBA Finals series against the Boston Celtics and that was also the first time in the Playoffs to be in a deficit.
The Warriors quickly regrouped and dominated Game 2 winning by 107-88. They had a great third quarter winning by 35-14 and they just kept the pace to close out the game.
The Warriors shot 40.5% from the three-point line led by Steph Curry who made 5 of his 12 ling-distance attempts for 29 points. He was the only Warriors player to go over 20, as Jordan Poole added 17 points off the bench and Kevon looney added 12. Klay Thompson had a bad shooting night making only 4 of his 19 field goal attempts for 11 points.
Golden State Warriors News
James Wiseman will not play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Celtics.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Head-to-Head Stats
The Boston Celtics have won 7 of the last 10 games against the Golden State Warriors.
Six of the last ten games between these two teams have ended over 212 points.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Betting Odds
The Boston Celtics are favorites to win Game 3 with the odds set at -160, while the Golden State Warriors are at +140.
The total point margin is set at 212 with both ways at -111.
The Golden State Warriors proved that they are the better team at the moment with a Game 2 win but now they will have to regain the home court advantage as the series is moving to Boston. The Warriors have the momentum in the series and they will have to play defense as they did in Game 2 allowing the Celtics 32 less points than they scored in the opening game of the NBA Finals series. The Celtics are playing good in front of their home crowd and are going in Game 3 as a 3.5-point favorite. The Warriors will be on their 100% which will probably be enough to at least keep the game close and cover that spread. If you want to place a bet on the winner, the Warriors are a great deal at the +140 odds.
Expert betting tip: Golden State Warriors +.35 (-110 by DraftKings)