On Thursday, the revamped Boston Celtics will face the defending champions Golden State Warriors at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Tip-off is set 8PM ET.
It's early to tell if this is the preview of the 2018 NBA Finals. However, this early match-up between two highly rated team will be spectacular to watch. Boston will try to earn their 14th straight win as they face Golden State. The Celtics' top-notch defense will be tested as they face the Warriors' offensive juggernaut.
With Cleveland struggling, Boston has emerged as a very real candidate to make it through the NBA Finals. They survived the loss of Gordon Hayward as other players have stepped up with Kyrie Irving leading the way.
The Golden State Warriors has still the target in their backs in the highly-competitive Western Conference. Golden State is still the team to beat throughout the NBA as they beat their opponents by an average of 18 points during their 7-game winning streak. Stephen Curry is probable to return in the line-up after sitting their last game due to a leg bruise.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Golden State Warriors as a 7-point favorite to beat the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.