The Warriors' ear-shattering environment at old Oracle Arena helped them during the "We Believe" playoff run in 2007 and early in this dynasty.

In its third season, Chase Center is starting to feel like home for the Warriors, even if San Francisco's new digs don't match the noise level in Oakland's "Roaracle"

Warriors owner Joe Lacob stated, "Every night I get chills." "The thought gives me goosebumps." Amazing. I like basketball. Always loved it. Nearly 50 years. 

I've been everywhere. My favourite arena is the Chase Center. More interactions like this will give it Oracle's history. Our athletes and partners enjoy this building. It's looking good."

Warriors have won all nine postseason games at Chase Center, including Denver, Memphis, and Dallas. It's only the sixth time in NBA history that a club has opened the playoffs 9-0 or better, following only 2017's 10-0 mark.

Golden State has outscored opponents by 14.6 points per game at home in postseason, best in NBA.

Jordan Poole stated it's important to start at home in the playoffs and Finals. "We practise with our home crowd and routine. "Keep doing what we've done in the playoffs at home."

The Warriors moved to Chase Center after the 2018-19 season. Some longtime Oakland supporters were priced out of the more expensive new facility in favour of newer followers without the same loyalty.

Other things didn't help. Golden State's inaugural season was marred by the absence of Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry.

The team enjoyed a better season last year, but the COVID-19 pandemic kept arenas barren until the finish.

The arena has been full all season and is now holding postseason games. Curry said the Warriors were still "finding Chase Center's identity"

"It's unbelievable when you have a full crowd," Kevon Looney said after two years without fans (always). "I'm glad the Chase Center is rocking, and the fans have assisted us."

The Celtics are coming off a Game 7 win in the Eastern Conference finals at Miami and a Game 6 win in the second round at Milwaukee.

Boston has won seven of nine playoff road games, beating the Nets, Bucks, and Heat.

They're the fourth team to win seven games in an opponent's arena before the Finals, joining the 2017 Cavaliers and 1981 and 1995 Rockets.

Only Houston in 1995 swept the previous four clubs, 3-0 in Orlando.