NBA Finals TV Schedule: Date, Time, Odds, Prediction and How to Watch Celtics vs Warriors Game 2 (June 5)
The 2022 NBA Finals got started off with a bang on Thursday night, as the Boston Celtics walked out of the Chase Center with a crucial Game 1 victory on the road.
That win added a layer of importance for the Golden State Warriors, who look to even the series at 1-1 in Game 2. The basketball world will all have eyes on Sunday's game. Here's everything you need to know about this upcoming clash.
NBA Finals TV Schedule
What Date is Game 2 of the NBA Finals?
Game 2 of the NBA Finals is set for Sunday, June 5. The two sides enjoyed a pair of off days on Friday and Saturday before rounding back into action. Considering Boston's Eastern Conference Finals series went the full seven games, this is the first game of the 2022 NBA Finals in which both teams enter on equal days of rest.
The short rest didn't seem to hinder Boston in Game 1, who used a furious fourth-quarter shooting performance to take the early lead.
What Time is Celtics vs Warriors Game 2?
Sunday's action tips off at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. local time and can be viewed live on ABC. This is actually the earliest start time for any of the seven scheduled games. Thursday's Game 1 tipped off at 9 p.m., as will the remaining four games before Game 7 (if necessary). Game 7, also played on a Sunday, will tip at 8 p.m. ET.
Game 2 Odds and Prediction
Despite their fourth-quarter implosion, the Warriors are favored to tie up the series at 1-1 on Sunday night. FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA Finals odds list Golden State as -178 moneyline favorites, compared to Boston's +150 odds. The Warriors are favored by four points (-112 to cover) while Boston retains -108 odds to cover the spread.
It's tough to knock the Warriors, who looked in control for three quarters of Game 1. Boston exploded for 40 points in the fourth quarter, including a 9-of-12 performance from deep. Al Horford and Derrick White combined for 47 points, which is well above their regular season average of 21.2 combined points per game.
Honestly, Golden State doesn't have to change the game plan much. They scored through Stephen Curry, which was expected, and only would have benefitted from scoring a bit more points in the paint (outscored 34-26) and cutting down the 14 turnovers. If Golden State can do those two factors just marginally better, and hope that Boston doesn't get another shocking shooting performance from two role players, they'll walk away with a win.
Best Bet: Warriors -4 (-112)
How to Watch Game 2 of the NBA Finals?
NBA fans have a number of viewing options for Game 2 of the finals. The best option is the live broadcast on ABC. This game can also be streamed live on ABC.com. For those fans without a cable package, there are a number of subscription streaming services to utilize such as Direct TV Stream or Hulu + Live TV.
Where is Game 2 of the NBA Finals?
Game 2 of the NBA Finals keeps the Warriors at home, and will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. This will be Golden State's last home game because the series heads to TD Garden in Boston, MA for Games 3 and 4.
Game 5 (if necessary) will be played back at the Chase Center, followed by Game 6 in Boston (if necessary), and finally a Game 7 in San Francisco (if necessary).
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