The 2022 NBA finalists – Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics – will face off in the NBA 2K23 Las Vegas Summer League.
The NBA Finals this year was special because both teams were drafted and created locally instead of being assembled through free agency and trade. Therefore, this NBA Summer League Finals rematch is another proof of the strength of both organizations in drafting and development.
Game – Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors | 2022 NBA Summer League
Date and hour – Tuesday July 12, 2022; 9:00 p.m. ET (Wednesday, July 13; 6:30 a.m. IST)
Venue – Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, NV.
Boston Celtics Preview
The Boston Celtics are currently 1-1 in the Las Vegas Summer League. They lost to the Miami Heat and won to the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston faced both teams in the 2022 playoffs with both series going to Game 7. As a result, fans are heavily invested and these games were intense even though it was only Summer League.
The Celtics bounced back from the Bucks in spectacular fashion. Four starters scored in double digits, including Mfiondu Kabengele, who kicked off a monstrous double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. They now face the Warriors before taking on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday in their final game.
Key Player – Matt Ryan
Matt Ryan continues to impress in the Summer League. He’s established himself as a solid player for the Boston Celtics, who could receive a two-way deal or 15th on the roster.
Ryan was, in fact, the most valuable player in Boston’s incredible win over Milwaukee. He dropped a team-high 23 points in 24 minutes off the bench with two steals, as many rebounds and an assist. More importantly, he sank the game-winning three-pointer with time running out, with Boston trailing by one point.
He got choked up talking to reporters, sharing his moving story of how just a year ago he drove for DoorDash, an online food delivery platform. He said:
“I don’t know if you heard my story, but I was driving DoorDash a year ago, and being here, being part of the Boston Celtics, is special.”
Boston Celtics predicted roster
g – Brodric Thomas | g -JD Davidson | F – Juhann Begarin | F -Sam Hauser | VS – Mfiondu Kabengele.
Golden State Warriors Preview
The Golden State Warriors are also 1-1 in the Summer League. They lost their opener to the New York Knicks but emerged victorious over the San Antonio Spurs by just one run in a thrilling finish.
This Summer League is the perfect opportunity for the Dubs front office to show off their ability to develop young talent while competing for championships.
Second fan favorite Jonathan Kuminga was down 28 points in 26 minutes against Spurs. Impressively, he went 7-18 from the free throw line. If he only hits 60% of his foul shots, it’s a 30-piece night.
Mac McClung is also showing off his prowess on the Las Vegas stage for the Warriors. He wasted 22 points, six assists and three steals and had a few key shots.
Key Player – James Wiseman
The Golden State Warriors debuted the young duo of James Wiseman and Kuminga in the game, and they did not disappoint.
It gave fans a glimpse of the future if the two young guns continue with the team. Wiseman put on an absolute show in his limited minutes against Spurs. It went 5-7, including 1-1 from beyond the arc. Her sweater looked great; his move looked promising and he also had two amazing blocks.
All Bay Area fans are interested to see how Wiseman plays and improves in the future. His every step and every action is carefully watched and scrutinized as he could be the difference for the Warriors in their title defense next season.
Golden State Warriors predicted roster
g – Mac McClung | g – Lester Quinone | F – Quinndary Spoon | F -Jonathan Kuminga | VS -James Wiseman.
Celtics vs Warriors Match Prediction
The Golden State Warriors appear to be the favorites for this game, as their roster includes several players who have NBA experience.
Kuminga, Wiseman, Moses Moody and Weatherspoon were all coached by coach Steve Kerr. Meanwhile, Mac McClung has seen his fair share of the big stage in Los Angeles. The Celtics, meanwhile, have a lot of inexperienced players and could fail against the Warriors.
Where to watch the Celtics vs Warriors match?
The game between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will air nationally on ESPN and TSN and will have local coverage on NBC Sports Boston. The game can also be streamed live via NBA League Pass, and fans can tune into the radio at 95.7 The Game to listen to live commentary.
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