NBA: Warriors Are Favorites Over Celtics

The Boston Celtics are headed to the 2022 NBA Finals — their first trip to the championship round since 2010 — and they will meet an experienced Golden State Warriors team that knows how to win on this stage.

The Warriors are back in the Finals after beating the Dallas Mavericks in five games during the Western Conference Finals. It’s the Warriors’ sixth NBA Finals appearance in the last eight years. They won three of the previous five, including back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.

Oddsmakers have made the Warriors slight favorites for the series.

The Warriors are loaded with championship experience and plenty of talent, but the Celtics present a tough matchup for Golden State with their scoring depth, versatility and No. 1 ranked defense.