After taking long and winding roads to the 2022 NBA Finals, the Warriors and Celtics find themselves just four wins away from a championship.
Golden State will be more well-rested than Boston entering the series, as Steve Kerr’s squad last played on May 26. Led by their core trio of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson, the Warriors are looking to capture their fourth title in the last eight seasons.
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First-year coach Ime Udoka has turned Boston into a tough, defensive-minded team, and the Celtics are hoping that identity will propel them to the 18th championship in franchise history.
“Very confident going in. I know it’s another tough challenge,” Udoka said of the matchup. “I think Miami will help prep us for some of the off-ball actions in the shooters that they had. But we know [the Warriors are] a high-level team, executing team that has a ton of great shooters, great players overall, guys I know well.
Here’s everything you need to know about Warriors vs. Celtics.
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What channel is Warriors vs. Celtics on?
Date: Thursday, June 2
TV channel: ABC
Live streaming: Sling TV | Watch ESPN
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will air on ABC. Viewers can also stream Game 1 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.
Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NBA Finals game live on SLING TV. With the SLING Orange Sports Extra package, get $10 off your first month now with access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT and NBATV. NBA Finals games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with SLING Orange, available for $35 per month including $25 the first month for new subscribers.
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Warriors vs. Celtics start time
Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
Game 1 of the NBA Finals will tip off around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, June 2. The game will be played at the Chase Center in San Francisco.
How to live stream NBA Finals games
Cable subscribers can stream the NBA Finals by signing into the ESPN app on any device. If you cut the cord, the process can be more complicated to find a stream.
ling, fuboTV, Hulu, YouTubeTV and AT&T Now. They all require sign-ups through their websites. Of those services, fuboTV, Hulu and YouTubeTV offer free trial options.
Below are links to each live-streaming option for Game 1 of Warriors vs. Celtics.
their Playoff needs. Sky will be showing all games on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena, though the timings aren’t great for U.K. fans, with games typically starting at 1.30 a.m. BST.
If you already have a Sky subscription that doesn’t include Sports, you’ll need to pay £22/month to add those channels. You’ll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.
You could also consider the Sky NBA League Pass(opens in new tab), which offers every NBA game for just £14.99/month, plus loads of extra features including archived games on demand — helpful if you want to watch the next day — condensed replays and more.
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If you don’t want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now(opens in new tab) Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now(opens in new tab). Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don’t already have Sky.
Not in the U.K. right now? You may need a little help from a service such as ExpressVPN(opens in new tab).
Canadian basketball fans looking for the NBA finals will find it spread across TSN and SportsNet. Game 1’s Celtics vs Warriors live stream is on TSN1.