Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics: Injury Report, Starting 5, Betting Odds, Tips & Spreads – June 8, 2022 | 2022 NBA Playoffs

The Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals at TD Garden on Wednesday, June 8.

Golden State tied the series against Boston with a blowout 107-88 win at home in Game 2.

Returning to the Finals after two seasons, the Warriors looked hungrier than ever as they upped the ante in the series.

Meanwhile, the Celtics will try to redeem themselves at home. Having stolen a game on the road, they will need to defend their home turf if they are to clinch their first title since 2008.

Golden State Warriors injury report

Andre Iguodala celebrates a play
Andre Iguodala celebrates a play

The Warriors have had their injury run-ins this season. However, their team looks healthy heading into Game 3 except for one player.

Andre Iguodala was listed as questionable for the game. The veteran, who also missed Game 2, was ruled out with knee swelling.

Andre Iguodala is questionable for Game 3, according to Steve Kerr. Had knee swelling before Game 2. Warriors were about to practice in Boston.

Player name: Status: Raison:
Andre Iguodala Questionable Knee

Boston Celtics injury report

Robert Williams blocks a shot from Andrew Wiggins
Robert Williams blocks a shot from Andrew Wiggins

Boston was lucky on the injury front in the Finals. Although Marcus Smart is an ongoing concern due to his quad and ankle injuries in the playoffs, the Celtics are pretty solid.

However, Robert Williams is listed as doubtful for Game 3 due to left knee pain.

#NEBHInjuryReport for Game 3 vs. Golden State: Robert Williams (left knee pain) – QUESTIONABLE

Player name: Status: Raison:
Robert Williams Questionable Knee

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Odds and Betting Spreads

Teams Registration silver line Total points (over and under) Point spread
Golden State Warriors 13-5 +134 More than 212.5 (-110) +3.5 (-110)
Boston Celtics 13-7 -160 Less than 212.5 (-110) -3.5 (-110)

Bettors favor Boston to win this game by a small margin. This could be due to the team’s home game and their unbeaten record after a loss.

The Celtics have proven to be one of the most responsive teams in the league, having won after every loss.

Ratings are from The Action Network

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Betting Tips

Golden State Warriors

  1. The Warriors were 22-19 on the road in the regular season.
  2. The Warriors beat the Celtics on the road in the regular season.
  3. Steph Curry scored 30 points in his last game at TD Garden.

Click here to bet on Steph Curry scoring OVER 28.5 points in Game 3.

Boston Celtics

  1. The Celtics are averaging 105.7 points at home in the playoffs.
  2. The Celtics are undefeated after a loss.
  3. Jayson Tatum is averaging 26.4 points per game at home.

Click here to bet on Celtics winning by a 1-5 point margin in Game 3.

Golden State Warriors predicted lineups vs. Boston Celtics

Golden State Warriors

Golden State will likely stick to their traditional roster for Game 3. Considering their primary rotation is healthy, the team won’t see any changes.

The starting backcourt will feature Steph Curry at point guard and Klay Thompson at shooter. The pair will be joined by the frontcourt trio of Andrew Wiggins, Draymond Green and Kevon Looney.

Off the bench, Gary Payton II and Jordan Poole will spend a lot of time in the backcourt. Otto Porter Jr. will also play a valuable role as a scorer off the bench.

The Warriors have used Nemanja Bjelica in the last two games, but sparingly. He can also see game time.

Boston Celtics

The Celtics find themselves in a similar situation to the Warriors. Given the seriousness of the situation, Boston won’t experiment too much on their lineup.

The starting backcourt will include Marcus Smart at point guard and Jaylen Brown at shooter. They will be joined by the frontcourt trio of Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams.

Considering Williams is listed as questionable, Boston could see Grant Williams enter the starting 5 as a power forward.

Off the bench, Derrick White and Payton Pritchard can benefit from valuable minutes in the backcourt. The Celtics also saw a few productive minutes from Daniel Theis. If Williams’ minutes are limited, Theis could have a bigger role to play as a rim protector and stretch big.

Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics Starting Prediction 5s

Golden State Warriors

g -Steph Curry | g -Klay Thompson | F -Andrew Wiggins | F – Draymond Green | VS -Kevon Looney

Boston Celtics

g -Marcus Smart | g – Jaylen Brown | F -Jayson Tatum | F -Al Horford | VS -Robert Williams

Edited by Rachel Syiemlieh

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