The 2022 NBA Finals are upon us. Nothing that has happened this season has much meaning anymore, as the slate is wiped clean for Game 1 between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics.
Teams that have earned a Game 1 victory have gone on to win the series 77.9% of the time in the NBA Playoffs. Of course, early-round mismatches can skew that data, since a 1-vs-8 blowout will typically include a Game 1 win for the favorite. Things aren't all that different in NBA Finals history, however, with the team that wins Game 1 going on to win 70.7% of the time.
The value of starting the series with a victory can't be overstated.
Who Won Game 1 of the NBA Finals?
Updated: The Boston Celtics won Game 1 of the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors, 120-108.
Projections for tonight's winner are all over the place. The NBA odds on FanDuel Sportsbook projected the Warriors to win, and numberFire's projection models (Warriors 59.6%) agree. Other projection models, like ESPN (Celtics 59.6%) and FiveThirtyEight (Celtics 51%) think the betting markets are favoring the wrong team here.
What Was the Score in the Warriors vs Celtics Game Yesterday?
This section will be updated when the final score from Warriors vs Celtics Game 1 is official.
Warriors vs Bucks NBA Finals Series Results
This section will be updated as series results become official, but the full series schedule is as follows:
Game 1 - Thursday June 2: Celtics (120) @ Warriors (108)
Game 2 - Sunday June 5: Celtics @ Warriors
Game 3 - Wednesday June 8: Warriors @ Celtics
Game 4 - Friday June 10: Warriors @ Celtics
Game 5 - Monday June 13: Celtics @ Warriors (if needed)
Game 6 - Thursday June 16: Warriors @ Celtics (if needed)
Game 7 - Sunday June 19: Celtics @ Warriors (if needed)
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