After a gruelling regular season and playoffs, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is gearing towards the finals of the 2021-22 season. For the first time in many years, the playoffs didn’t start off with a clear favourite to lift the Larry O’Brien trophy. But now, we have two very different teams who are looking to either cement their legacy among the greats or proclaim their arrival as a possible dynasty for the coming years.
From the Eastern conference, the Boston Celtics have emerged as a surprise top seed over giants like the Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks. Whereas the Golden State Warriors emerged victors from the West as they defeated the Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks. Both these teams will meet each other for the first time since their last final match up in 1964.
Here is all you need to know about the NBA finals:
NBA Finals’ Venues
The Chase Center in San Fransico and the TD Garden in Boston will host all the seven games of the series.
NBA Finals Fixtures
Game 1: June 3 at the Chase Center, 6:30 AM IST
Game 2: June 6 at the Chase Center, 5:30 AM IST
Game 3: June 9 at the TD Garden, 6:30 AM IST
Game 4: June 11 at TD Garden, 6:30 AM IST
Game 5: June 14 at the Chase Center, 6:30 AM IST (if necessary)
Game 6: June 17 at TD Garden, 6:30 AM IST (if necessary)
Game 7: June 20 at Chase Center, 5:30 AM IST (if necessary)
Jaylen Brown Malik Fitts, Sam Hauser, Al Horford, Luke Kornet, Juwan Morgan, Aaron Nesmith, Payton Pritchard, Matt Ryan, Marcus Smart, Nik Stauskas, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis, Brodric Thomas, Derrick White, Grant Williams, Robert Williams III.
Golden State Warriors:
Nemanja Bjelica, Chris Chiozza, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Jonathan Kuminga, Damion Lee, Kevon Looney, Moses Moody, Gary Payton II, Jordan Poole, Otto Porter Jr., Klay Thompson, Juan Toscano-Anderson, Quinndary Weatherspoon, Andrew Wiggins, James Wiseman.