The Boston Celtics couldn't carry their hot shooting form from Game 1 into Game 2 as they fell to a pretty lopsided loss to the Golden State Warriors with the series even at 1-1. While the Celtics still got home-court advantage heading into Game 3, this loss is quite a challenging one.
The Celtics were not competitive in the second half, as a two-point halftime deficit became a 23-point deficit by the end of the third quarter. The Celtics lost the game 88-107, as the Warriors just perfectly executed their game plan to slow Boston down and take a win before their two away games.
The fans were tuned into this NBA Finals game as opinions about the same came flying from all corners. A lot of people seem to dismiss this loss for Boston as the goal of the first two games for the away team is always to win one game. In addition, Steph Curry's defense and Draymond's impact on the game were also praised.
The Celtics will hope that their role players will be able to contribute more offensively, as Al Horford, Marcus Smart, and Robert Williams had two points apiece. Grant Williams and Derrick White combined for 18 points on the night, but Jayson Tatum was left to fight this score alone with his 34-point night.
The Warriors have a lot to be happy about, but they will be worried about the performance of Klay Thompson. Thompson hasn't looked like his old self through the first two games. Expectation will be high on him to rebound when they go to Boston for Games 3 and 4.
Hopefully, we get a hard-fought game without a massive deficit like we had to see today. The closer the games, the better, especially after all the blowouts we have already seen these playoffs.