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Golden State opens NBA Finals against Boston

June 1, 2022 GMT

Boston Celtics (51-31, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Golden State Warriors (53-29, third in the Western Conference)

San Francisco; Thursday, 9 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Warriors -3.5; over/under is 212.5

NBA FINALS: Warriors host first series matchup

BOTTOM LINE: The Golden State Warriors host the Boston Celtics to open the NBA Finals. Golden State and Boston tied the regular season series 1-1. The Celtics won the last regular season meeting 110-88 on March 17. Jaylen Brown led the Celtics with 26 points, and Jordan Poole led the Warriors with 29 points.

The Warriors are 31-10 on their home court. Golden State is 6-5 in games decided by less than 4 points.

The Celtics have gone 23-18 away from home. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference with 46.1 rebounds per game led by Robert Williams III averaging 9.6.

TOP PERFORMERS: Kevon Looney is averaging six points and 7.3 rebounds for the Warriors. Stephen Curry is averaging 25.1 points over the last 10 games for Golden State.

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Williams is averaging 10 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks for the Celtics. Jayson Tatum is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Boston.

LAST 10 GAMES:

INJURIES: Warriors: Otto Porter Jr.: day to day (foot), Gary Payton II: out (elbow), James Wiseman: out for season (knee), Andre Iguodala: out (neck).

Celtics: Sam Hauser: out (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.