Top Plays from Game 2
The Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 107-88 thanks to Curry’s 29 points and Poole’s game-winning shots. Stephen Curry scored a team-high 10 points to lead the hosts to score 4/9 from beyond the arc after starting 1/5. Curry began a 10-run by the Warriors with a step-back shot from inside the arc only, putting the Celtics up five points. Golden State took a 45-40 lead as Green found Payton II for a turnaround jumper. Meanwhile, Wiggins hit a three from beyond the arc.
The Celtics, on the other hand, regularly made solid shots in the half-court. It resulted in a 50 percent field-goal percentage and a 6/10 three-point percentage. Brown had 13 points on 4/6 hitting, scoring 3/4 from long range, to lead all scorers. Tatum went strong, equaling Brown’s 13 points on 4/10 shooting from the field and 3/4 on threes.
Derrick White made a fantastic attempt to limit Jordan Poole a runaway layup about 30 seconds into the session. Poole was almost given a penalty following the incident, though the referees reversed it. Poole led the Warriors with 17 points in the third quarter, as they dominated Boston 35-14 to turn a two-point lead at halftime into a 23-point advantage. The Celtics raised the surrender banner and cleared their bench after the Warriors tallied the first six points of the final quarter.
Green pushed into Brown in the final seconds when the latter fired a three-pointer, putting them both to the floor. Green was called for a foul, but an enraged Brown pulled Green’s legs away from him. “Don’t do that,” Green warned Brown, as Brown leaned over him.