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.

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Golden State leads the league in defensive rating (100.2) while ranking near the top of the charts in key offensive categories such as points per game (111.8, third), field goal efficiency (47.1 percent, third), 3s 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 previous five meetings.

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Both teams will compete without key players in the rotation due to the recent spike in COVID-19, with the Warriors ‘Jordan Poole and the Celtics’ Al Horford, Grant Williams and Jabari Parker all on 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

Date Adversary Hour National television
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

Date Adversary Hour National television
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