The Warriors have had a couple of days to bounce back from a hectic 48 hours, culminating Tuesday night with the historic event of Stephen Curry becoming the NBA’s all-time 3-point leader.
Friday’s showdown with the Celtics is the fourth stop in a five-game Eastern Conference road trip for the Warriors. Golden State is 2-1 in three games, with a loss in Philadelphia and wins in Indianapolis and New York.
Golden State leads the league in defensive rating (100.2) while ranking near the top of the charts in key offensive categories like points per game (111.8, third), field goal efficiency (47.1 percent, third), triples per game (14.9, second), assists per game (28.1, first) and point differential (+11.6, first).
This will be the first competition between the Warriors and the Celtics this season, with Boston having won the five previous clashes.
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The Warriors and Celtics haven’t been affected as much as other teams by the recent rise in COVID-19 – Jabari Parker is the only player on both teams currently in league health and safety protocols.
For two weeks in December, Boston has been led by Jayson Tatum, who leads the league in total points for the month, having scored 29 or more in five of the seven games he has appeared in. Bucks earlier this week.
Jaylen Brown returned to the lineup against Milwaukee after missing five straight games, bringing the team’s rotation back to full health.
The Celtics will be a tough test for the fiery Warriors.
What channel is Warriors vs. Celtics?
- Channel: ESPN
- Live broadcast: Watch ESPN | fuboTV
What time does Warriors vs. Celtics?
- Date: Friday December 17
- Hour: 7:30 pm ET | 4:30 pm Pacific Time
Warriors vs. Celtics is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, December 17. The game will be played at the TD Garden in Boston.
Warriors upcoming schedule
|December 17||in the celtics||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|Dec. 18||in Raptors||7:30 pm||–|
|December 20th||against kings||10:00 pm||–|
|December 23th||against Grizzlies||10:00 pm||–|
|December 25th||in the suns||5:00 pm||ABC|
(All the eastern time)
Celtics upcoming schedule
|December 17||against warriors||7:30 pm||ESPN|
|Dec. 18||against the knicks||7:00 pm||NBA TV|
|December 20th||against 76ers||7:30 pm||NBA TV|
|December 22th||against the knights||7:30 pm||–|
|December 25th||in bucks||2:30 pm||ABC|
(All the eastern time)
NBA schedule for 2021-22
After a truncated season in 2020-21, the NBA has returned to its standard 82-game format for the 2021-22 campaign, which is the league’s 75th anniversary season.
Here are some key dates for the 2021-22 NBA season:
- Changes deadline: Feb. 10
- NBA All-Star 2022: February 18-20
- Regular season ends: April 10th
- Entrance tournament: April 12-15
- The playoffs begin: April 16th
- The NBA Finals begin: June 2nd
- NBA draft 2022: June 23