Warriors respond in style to balance!

Warriors respond in style to balance!

After the last quarter of Game 1, this game 2 was dominated by the Golden State defense. The Warriors reasserted themselves in the third quarter, winning 35:14 and this time retaining the lead.

The Celtics scored only 11 of their 41 attempts in the 2nd and 3rd quarters, losing 9 balls. They lost a total of 19 balls, which gave their opponents 33 points. The Warriors, who had to do without Andre Iguodal, who failed before the meeting, could count on a quality 25 minutes from Gary Payton II.

Celtics throws the freezer into the boiling Chase Center from the beginning of the match. For 9 points from Jaylen Brown, 5/5 on shots, including 2/2 out of 3 points, and a defense that causes two lost balls, they take an eight-point lead (13-5). Draymond Green then revives his partners by increasing intensity and looking for problems with the Celts.

The Warriors then remain in reserve, but Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins miss a few set-ups, allowing Jayson Tatum to keep the Celtics ahead. The only problem for Boston: they lose seven balls and the Warriors always punish them and score 13 points, allowing Curry to give his team a point lead (31-30).

Another fiery 3rd quarter

Steve Kerr puts Nemanja Bjelica in his second five to give more space to Jordan Poole. If the Serb makes a great pass, Poole will stay on the street. It forces and is checked twice. Klay Thompson imitates him when five points from fair-playing Derrick White gives the Celtics a five-point lead (40-35). Steve Kerr won’t delay. He takes Poole and Thompson to revive Curry and Payton II. The Warriors’ defense will then pick up a bit and Stephen Curry can run 10-0, which will reverse the trend (45-40).

Two new award-winning shots bring Boston to life. However, the Celtics, who lost 11 balls in this first half and are only 7 out of 25 to 2 points, are still holding on from thanks to the address from a distance (10/19). For Warriors, it’s the other way around. Their dominance in the rocket is confirmed by an offensive rebound by Andrew Wiggins, who moves the Golden State forward a break (52:50).

Like the trap from Draymond Green and Kevin Looney on Jaylen Brown, the defense of Golden State raises the tone again and this allows it to pass 16-4 to its opponents, especially thanks to the awakening of Klay Thompson and the still valuable Stephen Curry (68-56)! The Dubs have several opportunities to confirm this climax, but Marcus Smart’s intervention, followed by two award-winning shots by Grant Williams from the corner and Jayson Tatum at the head of the rocket, keeps Boston in reserve (68-62).

However, Stephen Curry does not want to make the same mistake as in the 1st game. He takes responsibility and ends 11-0 with two 3 points that he blows up the Chase Center. Jordan Poole then finally enters his final and deals a shot from ten meters followed by a shot from the middle of the field into the buzzer and puts the Golden State at +23 (87-64)!

The new award from a shot by Jordan Poole increases the lead to +29 and Ime Udoka empties his bench. The Warriors fulfill their mission by balancing the style, but will have to win in Boston during the 3rd and / or 4th games to regain the advantage of the field.

WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER

– The defense of the Golden State shows another face. Despite the devilish art of the Celts at a distance, the Warriors were much more active and aggressive in defense. Their adaptations begin with Draymond Green, moving through Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum to allow him to be in action. The return of Gary Payton II also gives Steve Kerr another tough defender. The Warriors provoked 11 stray balls from the opponent in the first half and locked access to the ring as well as the Horford / Williams pair. Only the remote address of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Derrick White (10/17) allowed the Celtics to be in the game, but he faltered after the break.

– Stephen Curry and Draymond Green knocked out Boston in the third quarter. As in Game 1, Golden State returned to the field with a knife between their teeth. It all started with a tenfold intensity of Draymond Green in defense. After holding Boston 7/24 in the second quarter, the Warriors did even better in the third quarter and reduced them to 4/17! On the other side of the field, it was Stephen Curry who took matters into his own hands. As often in his career, the double MVP switched to the nuclear regime during this period. He scored 14 3/6 threes and never stopped attacking Boston’s defenses, which burst under constant pressure. When Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole finally brought their piece to the building, it’s Curry who made the difference and allowed his team to win the 35-14 quarter.

– The Celts are fighting each other. Boston’s long-distance address in the first half and Jayson Tatum’s jump after his first missed match were the only two trees that hid a very poor forest for a long time. The Celtics, who were uncomfortable with the aggressive, tough and border defense of the Golden State, wasted the ball at the beginning of the match. They lost 7 balls in the first quarter, leading to 13 points that kept the Warriors in play. They followed with 4 ball losses in the second quarter and 5 losses in the third quarter, giving their opponent 11 points. They finished the match with 19 free balls, which gave the Warriors 33 points. With the exception of Tatum, Ime Udoka’s men had 13 of 43 shots, a 30% success rate before Ime Udoka emptied his bench.

TOPY / FLOPS

TeStephen Curry. The double MVP was exceptionally only tonight. In the face of a defense that was constantly focused on him, he was able to read the Boston aides so that they would often make the right decision. He finishes the match with 29 points, 9/21 on shots, including 5 awarded shots, 6 rebounds and 4 assists, without playing the last quarter.

✅ Draymond Green. Kutil Warriors announced that he would play better and did not disappoint. Several times on the verge of a second technical mistake, he played a rope walker to provoke the intensity of madness without harming his team. His stats (9 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds) do not reflect the full impact he had on this game, especially in defense, where he was ubiquitous.

✅ Kevon Looney – Andrew Wiggins. The two holders did not make waves, but were extremely solid in defense to allow Golden State to make the Celtics a fire extinguisher.

AysJayson Tatum. The final of the Eastern MVP conference started gently again (2/7 on shots) before it started to burn. Despite Andrew Wiggins’ strong defense, he finished 28 points in 6/9 of the three-point range. But he was too lonely.

Po Jordan Poole-Klay Thompson. Both defenders had a 2/13 half-time and gave more forced shots than each other. If they both raised their heads after the break, the blows of brilliance, especially from Jordan Poole, are too rare. The sixth man has a lot of trash and will have to play easier in Boston. He finished 17 points for 6/14 on shots thanks to a better second half, while Klay Thompson, who shot a lot to regain confidence, scored 11 points for 4/19 on shots.

⛔ Other Celts. Jayson Tatum was alone all night. His teammates completed the match 22/61 on the shots. Jaylen Brown started well (4/6), but was then clumsy (1/11). Al Horford and Marcus Smart, decisive in the 1st game, were limited to two points each and 2/10 on shots.

FOLLOWING

game 3: overnight from Wednesday to Thursday in Boston.

Golden state / 107 Shots Bounces
Players Minimal Shots 3 points LF O D T pd celebration Int bp Thu. +/- Body Evaluation
D.Green 35 2/3 0/1 5/7 0 5 5 7 3 1 1 1 +7 9 19
A. Wiggins 31 4/12 2/3 1/2 3 3 6 2 2 0 2 0 +19 11 8
K. Looney 21 6/6 0/0 0/0 1 6 7 2 2 3 0 1 +24 12 25
S.Curry 32 21st of September 5/12 6/7 0 6 6 4 2 3 2 0 +24 29 27
K. Thompson 30 4/19 1/8 2/2 0 3 3 1 1 2 2 0 0 11 0
N.Bjelica 11 3/4 0/0 0/0 0 5 5 0 3 1 1 0 -7 6 10
J. Kuminga 4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0 0
O. Porter Jr. 15 1/1 1/1 0/0 1 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 +24 3 10
J. Toscano-Anderson 4 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 -5 0 2
D.Lee 4 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -5 0 -1
G. Payton II 25 3/3 1/1 0/2 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 +15 7 11
J. Poole 23 6/14 5/9 0/0 0 2 2 3 1 2 3 0 +7 17 13
Mr. Moody 6 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -3 2 2
Total 39/86 15/37 14/20 6 36 42 25 17 15 12 2 107 126
Boston / 88 Shots Bounces
Players Minimal Shots 3 points LF O D T pd celebration Int bp Thu. +/- Body Evaluation
J. Tatum 34 8/19 6/9 6/8 1 5 6 3 2 1 4 0 -36 28 21
A.Horford 28 1/4 0/0 0/0 2 6 8 1 2 0 2 1 -15 2 7
R.Williams III 14 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 -6 2 7
Mr. Clever 25 1/6 0/3 0/0 0 2 2 5 4 1 5 0 -12 2 0
J. Brown 28 5/17 3/9 4/5 0 6 6 3 3 0 2 0 -10 17 11
G.Williams 21 2/2 1/1 1/2 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 -13 6 8
L.Kornet 4 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 +5 2 3
Mr. Fitts 4 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +5 3 3
S. Hauser 6 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 +3 3 3
A.Nesmith 11 2/4 0/2 0/0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 +10 4 7
D. Theis 14 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 5 5 1 0 0 1 1 -7 0 5
D.White 30 4/13 2/4 2/2 1 3 4 2 2 1 3 2 -17 12 9
P. Pritchard 19 2/7 0/3 0/0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 0 -7 4 5
N.Stauskas 4 1/2 1/2 0/0 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 +5 3 6
30/80 15/37 13/17 6 37 43 24 18 5 18 7 88 95

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