NBA Finals 2022 – Best Pictures and Sounds from Game 1 between Celtics and Warriors


NBA Finals 2022 - Best Pictures and Sounds from Game 1 between Celtics and Warriors

After an extremely entertaining NBA season, we’ve finally arrived at the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors are hoping to win their fourth championship since 2015 while the Boston Celtics are looking to secure their first title since 2008.

Prior to Game 1, this Celtics roster was new to the Finals as none of the Boston roster had played in an NBA championship game. According to research by ESPN Stats & Information, Golden State’s 123 finals game experience over Boston’s zero games was the widest margin since the Chicago Bulls (134) vs. the Utah Jazz (0) in 1997.

Read more: Why Celtics-Warriors could become an epic series

Given that this is the finale, the Chase Center is rocking for the series opener – including celebrities showing up to catch the action and players sporting out-of-the-ordinary pregame fits.

Here’s a look at some of the best sights and sounds of Game 1 in San Francisco:

Cs late rise

After trailing 12 points early in the fourth quarter, Boston embarked on a run largely driven by Derrick White and Al Horford to take the lead.

Kevin Durant, Alex Caruso and Jamal Crawford all praised the Celtics’ clutch efforts.

Clay writes history

It’s a sign of just how dangerous the Warriors are from across the arc that in the second quarter, Klay Thompson passed LeBron James for second on the all-time playoff 3-point list…and the No. 1 is his teammate Steph Curry.

Jay-Z takes over the action

Musician, Roc Nation Sports founder and well-known Brooklyn Nets fan Jay-Z came to the Chase Center for Game 1.

Chef curry cooks

Stephen Curry’s campaign for a Finals MVP trophy got off to a strong start in the first quarter. His six 3-pointers in the first frame is a finals record for most in a quarter.

Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson couldn’t help but marvel at Curry’s impressive performance.

Ja Morant was also among the stars to note his hot start.

Spike’s in the house

Famed director Spike Lee is usually seen courtside at New York Knicks games, but tonight he’s at the Chase Center for Game 1.

Striking outfits

Before the game tipped over, some players’ fashion choices caused a stir. Take Jayson Tatum, for example, as he rocked a patterned suit jacket on the pregame runway. His teammate Jaylen Brown donned a leather coat with graphic jeans.

to eat and drink

The Warriors went all out for refreshments at the Chase Center for Game 1. Fans could get chicken waffles, souvenir mugs for beer or other beverages, Moet & Chandon champagne, black sturgeon caviar, and an old-fashioned stone fruit cocktail. In some boxes were oyster bars and popcorn bars.

Set the stage

Both teams have opted to roll with gold in the series opener.

Boston used the color in a complementary way, adding a Finals emblem to its jerseys. Meanwhile, Golden State stayed true to its postseason theme, Gold Blooded, with t-shirts.

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