Golden State Warriors even NBA Finals at 1-1 after demolishing Boston Celtics in Game 2
A dominant third quarter was the difference as the Golden State Warriors took Game 2 with a 107-88 victory over the Boston Celtics.
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Jordan Poole's long-range buzzer beater at the end of the third helped the Warriors on their way to a crucial Game 2 victory over the Boston Celtic 🏀 pic.twitter.com/u7H2lHP472
Poole had 17 in total as Steve Kerr was able to empty his bench relatively early on. It was a rough night for Klay Thompson who shot 21.1 per cent from the field and 12.5 per cent from three, only making one of his eight 3-pointers.
As always Draymond Green showed his leadership and Gary Payton II made a welcome return - his first appearance since injuring his elbow in Game 2 of the Western Conference semi-finals.
It wasn't a great night for any of the Celtics' starters barring Jayson Tatum, who had 28, including six 3-pointers.
Jaylen Brown had 17 but only made five of his 17 field goals. After dropping 26 in Game 1, Al Horford only scored two points, as did Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart.
"People go at him to try to wear him down because they know how important he is to us offensively, and it's pretty dramatic the difference in Steph's strength and physicality in his body now than from eight years ago when I first got here.
"So the guy's amazing. He just keeps working on his game, his strength, his conditioning year after year, and it's a pleasure to watch him play every night."