With more than half of the NBA season completed, there is a game between two elite teams. These teams are the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors. Entering this season, the Boston Celtics were expected to be potentially overthrow the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. So far this season, the Celtics have looked ready to accomplish that feat. Currently, the Celtics are 35-14 and have the best record in the conference. However, a win against an elite foe this Saturday will prove that this team is also capable of winning a championship this season. Their opponents in this contest, the Golden State Warriors, are the defending NBA Finals champions and once again look like the best team in the NBA. The Warriors are currently 39-10 and are the definitive favorites to win the championship this season. If the Celtics have any hope of upsetting the Warriors in the NBA Finals, they will have to prove that they can win an extremely difficult road game.
Boston’s success is due to its star point guard Kyrie Irving. During the off season, the Celtics shocked the NBA world by trading its star point guard Isaiah Thomas to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving. Since joining the Celtics, Irving has been phenomenal and is an MVP candidate. This season, Irving is averaging 24.5 points per game along with five assists and 3.8 rebounds. If the Celtics have any hope of winning this contest, Irving will need to play extremely well both offensively and defensively.
Golden State’s success has been due to its star point guard Stephen Curry and its star forward Kevin Durant. Both players are former MVP award winners and have proven that they are still elite in today’s NBA. This season, Curry is averaging 27.5 points per game along with 6.6 assists per game. Curry’s statistics are even more impressive once one factors in his efficiency from the floor. Curry is shooting an absurd 49.2% from the field and 42.3% from the three point line. Assisting Curry is fellow superstar Kevin Durant. This season, Durant is averaging 26.0 points per game along with 7.0 rebounds per game. Similarly to Curry, Durant is also extremely efficient from the floor. He is shooting 51.1% from the field and 42.0% from behind the arc. With both players on the same roster, the Warriors are almost unbeatable on a regular basis and I expect Curry and Durant to have big games against the Celtics on Saturday night.
As for my prediction, I have to side with the Warriors. Although the Celtics are a great team, the Warriors are clearly the best team in the league and it is almost impossible to beat them on their home court. I expect Durant and Curry to have big games as the Warriors win relatively easily.
Celtics vs. Warriors: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Start Time: 8:30 P.M. EST
Location: ORACLE Arena in Oakland, CA
How to Watch Celtics vs. Warriors: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the ABC app.
You can download the ABC app on Google Play, Amazon, iTunes, and the Windows Store. The ABC app is also available on the following devices: Apple TV, Roku, Android TV and Fire TV.