The Boston Celtics have once again taken the lead in the series and after their below-par performance in Game 3, some sort of reaction and adjustment was expected from the Ime Udoka led team. The Golden State Warriors who blew past the Boston Celtics in Game 3 are now faced with the task of at least taking a game on the road and avoiding falling into the 3-1 hole. The Golden State Warriors have the home-court advantage in this series.
The match starts at 9:00 p.m. ET on Friday, 10 June 2022. The game time by GMT is 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11. The match venue is TD Garden, Boston, MA.
Betting tips and match predictions for the Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors (June 10) game are available in this article. The latest betting odds, key stats, team news, and projected starting lineups are previewed below.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors latest odds on betting sites
The Celtics money line odds are priced at 1.60 (-167 American; 3/5 Fractional), while the Warriors money line odds are priced at 2.45 (+145; 29/20). This equals approximate probabilities of 60% against 40% respectively.
- Over 214.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Under 214.5 points — 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
1st Half money line odds:
- Boston Celtics — 1.68 (-147; 17/25)
- Golden State Warriors — 2.25 (+125; 5/4)
- Boston Celtics -4.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
- Golden State Warriors +4.0: 1.90 (-111; 9/10)
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors match preview and statistics
The Celtics did well to react to the loss in Game 2 and came out with their custom aggressive defence in Game 3. They finished the first half well with a 12 points lead and avoided another third-quarter overhaul by the Warriors. Another adjustment the Celtics made in Game 3 was limiting their amount of turnovers as they finished with 12 turnovers in Game 3.
Jaylen Brown exploded for the Celtics in Game 3, he started hot with 17 first-quarter points and finished the game with 27 points and 9 boards while Jayson Tatum followed with 26 points, 9 assists and a steal.
Marcus Smart stepped up with 24 points while Al Horford had 11 and 8 boards.
Team statistics: 43/89 (48.3%) field goals, 13/35 (37.1%) 3 pointers, 17/24 (70.8%) free throws, 28 assists, 47 total rebounds, 7 steals, 7 blocks, 12 turnovers, 17 fouls.
Boston Celtics team news: No injury reported.
The Warriors couldn’t replicate their defensive effort in Game 3 and they also were not able to repeat another third-quarter overhaul as the Celtics came out with necessary adjustments to prevent another onslaught.
Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 31 points on 6 of 11 shooting from long range and he followed with 4 boards and 2 steals while Klay Thompson also stepped up with 25 points, a steal and a block.
Andrew Wiggins dropped 18 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals and 2 blocks while Jordan Poole from the bench added 10 points.
Team statistics: 36/78 (46.2%) field goals, 15/40 (37.5%) 3 pointers, 13/15 (86.7%) free throws, 22 assists, 31 total rebounds, 5 blocks, 7 steals, 16 turnovers, 23 fouls.
Golden State Warriors team news: James Wiseman is ruled out for the match while Stephen Curry is on a day-to-day evaluation and is more likely to be available for the game.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors H2H
The last time the Warriors played the Celtics in the NBA finals, was in the 1963/1964 season in which the Celtics won in the finals and they closed out the series in five games. The Boston Celtics lead the Warriors 2-1 in this series.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors lineups and key players
Boston Celtics projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Marcus Smart
- Shooting guard: Jaylen Brown
- Small forward: Jayson Tatum
- Power forward: Al Horford
- Center: Robert Williams III
Marcus Smart is the key player to watch out for. The Celtics need a third star to help Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and Al Horford had stepped into that role previously but with Marcus Smart’s performance in Games 1 and 3, he seems to be the man to fit into that role after averaging 21 points in the aforementioned games.
Golden State Warriors projected starting lineup:
- Point guard: Stephen Curry
- Shooting guard: Klay Thompson
- Small forward: Andrew Wiggins
- Power forward: Draymond Green
- Center: Kevon Looney
Draymond Green is the key player to watch out for. The Warriors' offence, although flows through Stephen Curry, the main facilitator is Draymond Green and his below-par performance in Game 3 crippled the Warriors’ offence. The Warriors will need Draymond Green to get his game going for them to have hopes to draw level again in the series.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors predictions and betting tips
The Celtics made the necessary adjustments in Game 3, they limited their turnovers and they showed their identity as an aggressive defensive team. The Celtics also outrebounded the Warriors and Robert Williams III was key to that with 10 boards. Marcus Smart rose to be the third star for the Celtics with his offensive and defensive contributions and he was key to the Celtics' Game 3 victory.
The Warriors are down again in this series and although Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for 56 points, the role players didn’t step up and the Warriors' offence didn’t flow well due to Draymond Green’s poor performance. Although Stephen Curry is not a hundred percent fit for Game 4, the Warriors, owing to their record in the playoffs of not losing any back-to-back games, are believed to make all the adjustments needed to take Game 4. Predictions for this game are the Golden State Warriors to win and over 214.5 points.
Betting prediction: Golden State Warriors to win
Odds: 2.45 (+145 American; 29/20 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 214.5 points
Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)