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The Warriors had a rough start in Game 1 of the 2022 NBA Finals, but they managed to even up matters with an impressive victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 2, 107-88. Now tied at one apiece, it will be fascinating to see which team takes control during the next game.
The Boston Celtics surprised everyone after they reversed the lead of GSW in Game 1. However, the loss only motivated the Warriors to make the shots in Game 2 – and they did.
Stephen Curry continued his impressive performance, scoring 29 points and making 5 out of 12 three-pointers. His counterpart, Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, nearly matched him with 28 points and six rebounds.
The Warriors coach Steve Kerr was impressed by Curry’s performance in the 3rd quarter when the team altogether scored 35 points to Boston’s 14.
Kerr told reporters, “Steph was breathtaking in that third quarter. Not just the shot-making but the defensive effort. He just doesn’t get enough credit for his level of conditioning, physicality and defense.
“People go at him to try to wear him down because they know how important he is to us offensively. And it is pretty dramatic, the difference in Steph’s strength and physicality between now and when I first got here eight years ago.
“The guy is amazing; he just keeps working.”
Warriors fans were in full battle mode as they watched the game and supported their team, who had just lost to their opponent in the last match.
With just over half the game remaining, it was still anybody’s contest, with the Golden State up 52-50 at halftime.
The crowd went wild after the Warriors’ explosive performance in their third quarter. With this momentum, they were able to widen the lead and take a 23-point advantage.
This marks the 18th Finals win of the career of trio Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. They showed their worth in the game with amazing performances.
The Celtics were left stunned after the game. They had multiple giveaways, including 19 possessions, leading up to their loss.
Ime Udoka, Celtics head coach, said in an interview, “For us, that was a little disappointing.”
“That’s kind of been a constant theme in the playoffs. When that happens, we’re in trouble.”
Boston will take the ball in their court this Wednesday for Game 3.