Golden State rebounds after Game 1 loss
San Francisco- The Golden State Warriors sent the Celtics a message in a victory in Game 2, 107-88.
After blowing a second half lead and having Game 1 stolen from beneath their feet, Golden State looked to rebound in Game 2 from their disappointing loss. Game 2 was a bit different from the start. Instead of Boston trailing, it was the Warriors. Stephen Curry had a sluggish start, as he tried to get to his spots with taller players guarding him. Each time Curry got the ball in his hands, Boston double teamed him or forced him into turnovers.
Golden State was just out of sync majority of the first quarter. Collectively, as a team, they had seven missed lay-ups and was shooting around 40% from the field. Despite the struggles, Golden State put Jalen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and Grant Williams into foul trouble with each player having two fouls at the start of the second quarter.
Missed shots continued to be the Warriors' achilles heel until they went on a 10-0 run in a three minute span to get a little swagger back with four minutes left in the half. After a tough two quarters, the Warriors were clinging onto a 52-50 lead to end the half.
For the first time in the game, the Warriors looked like the team that people feared at the start of the second half. Their defense started to smother Boston's key players and forced them to take some bad shots. While Boston's offense struggled, the Warriors offense came alive and went on a 35-14 run to close out the third with a huge statement going into the fourth.
The fourth quarter was a message sent by the Warriors to Boston. From being active on the boards, hitting in sync shots, and getting steals, the Warriors blew the game wide open and eventually went on to take Game 2 in dominating fashion.
Curry finished with 29 points.