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NBA Finals Week 1 Preview

James
31 May 2022
James Smith 31 May 2022
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  • Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics starts this week
  • Find out how Golden State and Boston made it to the Finals
  • Get NBA Finals Game 1 & 2 Predictions!
The NBA finals are finally here, which means two teams are competing for an NBA Championship.

Golden State Warriors will be representing the West Conference, while the Boston Celtics will be representing the East Coast.

Fans are in for an absolute treat as the two best teams in the NBA face off for the crown.

Players on both sides have a spectrum of different experiences, and this series will show how those experiences translate into winning basketball.

And after going through such a thorough three rounds in their respective conferences, these two teams will have to leave it all out on the court once more.

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Team Analysis

Golden State Warriors

  • Western Conference Winners
  • Road to Final - Nuggets, Grizzlies, Mavericks

Stephen Curry and the Warriors are beyond ecstatic at another appearance in the NBA finals, their fifth in seven years.

After what seemed to be two years of bad luck and injury-ridden seasons, Warriors fans can rejoice after reaching the NBA finals once more.

Going through the season as the third seed in the West, the Warriors didn’t finish the way they wanted to.

Luckily for them, however, a gear turned in the beginning of the NBA Playoffs. Facing a tough Nuggets squad, the Warriors powered through in large part due to the play of young Jordan Poole.

After dispatching of Denver, they headed to Memphis and took the heat towards a bitter rival in Ja Morant and company.

Finally, their 4-1 win over the Mavericks capped off a Western domination tour, and took them towards the NBA Finals.

Boston Celtics

  • Eastern Conference Winner
  • Road to Final - Nets, Bucks, Heat

Jayson Tatum has finally got the monkey off his back, he’s an NBA Finalist.

There is no question how amazing Boston has been this year, but these playoffs have been highlighted by their ability to time in time again, win games.

The road feels like its home for Boston, and most of their gritty wins have come in crowd-silencing performances against the best of the best.

The depth on this Celtics team is next to none and provides them with constant team rotation that can keep opponents on their feet, while maintaining fresh ability.

This team looks to be in prime position to contend for a long time. Athletically and mentally gifted, the Celtics have taken the hardest road to get to the Finals, and they will not be regretting the battle-tests they have received.

There is not much separating these two teams, but the experience of the Warriors might impact the young Celtics squad.

Series Analysis (Games 1 and 2)

Boston seems to get away with performing on the road, and their most amazing games have been under the pressure of a hostile home crowd.

This series, however, will feel different.

The Warriors are known for having one of the most electric home crowds, which gets their shooters going crazy when they’re on heaters.

The Warriors have a good chance of winning both games one and two. Overall, kit will come down to who shoots more consistently.

Prediction - Golden State Warriors to win Game 1 and Game 2 to lead the series 2-0.