Even though Golden State and Boston haven't met in the postseason since 1964, the Celtics-Warriors series will be historic as both clubs are some o
NBA Finals 2022: History of Celtics and Warriors in the finals
Even though Golden State and Boston haven’t met in the postseason since 1964, the Celtics-Warriors series will be historic as both clubs are some of the biggest in the NBA.
Warriors’ background in the Finals
The San Francisco club has the honor of being the first franchise in the league to win the championship; In 1946, the first campaign of the then Basketball Association of America, the Warriors won the title.
In the first two decades of the NBA, the Warriors, born in Philadelphia and moved to San Francisco in 1962, reached five more Finals and won two more championships.
After 40 years of absence, the Warriors returned to the Finals in the 2014 campaign and for eight years they have recorded six appearances in the title series with a 3-2 mark (the result of the matchup with the Celtics is still pending).
Golden State has made 12 appearances in the NBA Finals with a record of 6-5.
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Celtics history in the Finals
Boston is, along with the Lakers, the team with the most wins in the Finals (17). However, he is second in appearances with 22, 10 fewer than his Los Angeles rival.
The Massachusetts club made 10 straight Finals appearances between 1957 and 1966 and went 9-1. The boom years lasted in 1968 and 1969 they added two more titles.
In the 1970s they won the Finals twice (1974 and 1976) and, led by Larry Bird, won the Larry O’Brien Trophy three times (1981, 1984 and 1986). Boston’s last title dates back to the 2007-2008 season at the hands of Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Piercer.
In all, the Celtics have 22 Finals and a record of 17-4. It should be noted that three of his four Finals losses came against the Lakers.