Marcus Smart, a ‘lion on the prowl’ who is hunting an NBA title for Celtics

SAN FRANCISCO — What Marcus Smart aims to do to the Golden State Warriors is what opponents for years were able to do to the Boston Celtics’ point guards. “I would probably describe it as a lion out on the prowl hunting,” Smart said. “They’re the hunted. We’re the hunters right now. So for me, … Read more

What If Russell Westbrook Did The Unthinkable?

The NBA Finals are taking place between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors, and Game 2 will be played on Sunday evening at the Chase Center in California. The Los Angeles Lakers had been seen as a team who could make the Finals this year, but they ended up missing the playoffs (and … Read more

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum ready for familiar bounce back after struggling to score in Game 1

7:28 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum said he isn’t spending time worrying about his 3-for-17 shooting performance in Game 1, saying it’s not the first time he’s had a bad game and that he’s confident he’ll bounce back in Game 2. “Once you’ve done something before, you know … Read more

Boston Celtics ‘wanted to show that togetherness and love,’ wear shirts in support of Brittney Griner

7:17 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN SAN FRANCISCO — Members of the Boston Celtics wore T-shirts with “WE ARE BG” written across them at Saturday’s practice ahead of Game 2 of the NBA Finals in support of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner, who remains detained in Russia. “The shirts were super important not only showing our support … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – Complete news, schedules, stats for Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics

The 2022 NBA Finals are here! The NBA’s 75th anniversary season features a throwback matchup with the Boston Celtics taking on the Golden State Warriors. The two teams were frequent playoff rivals in the 1950s and 1960s before the Warriors moved to California, and met in the 1964 NBA Finals. The Warriors, led by Western … Read more

Draymond Green, Warriors guarded 3-point line too casually in Game 1 loss to Celtics

In the aftermath of a Game 1 fourth-quarter collapse, it’ll be simple, upon film review, for the Warriors to pinpoint which of the 21 made 3s from the Celtics stung most. It came with just over five minutes left and the Warriors protecting a three-point lead that had been 12 entering the quarter. Otto Porter … Read more

NBA Finals 2022 – The Boston Celtics took a page from the Golden State Warriors’ playbook to take Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO — Like two heavyweights feeling each other out in the opening round of a championship bout, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics opened the 2022 NBA Finals, with the Celtics striking the first blow with a 120-108 comeback victory. The Celtics won Game 1 with a scintillating 17-0 run in the fourth … Read more

‘It’s one game’ — Golden State Warriors say they’ll learn from stunning Game 1 loss to Boston Celtics in NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO — Not long after the Golden State Warriors’ fourth-quarter meltdown to drop a rare Game 1 in the coach Steve Kerr era, a relaxed Draymond Green began setting the tone for the team entering Game 2. “It’s fine,” Green said after the Boston Celtics stunned the Warriors 120-108. “You get a chance to … Read more