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Warriors start third quarter, Celtics win, NBA Finals |  NBA

Warriors start third quarter, Celtics win, NBA Finals | NBA

The scenario in the last stretch of the third quarter of Game 2 was similar to the same moment in the first game. But the result was completely different. This time, the Golden State Warriors only consolidated their lead, and the Boston Celtics did not even try to react. With a score of 107 to 88, Sunday night in San Francisco, the NBA Finals tied 1 to 1.

Stephen Curry was the biggest highlight with 29 points. The star scored just 14 goals in the third quarter, when the Warriors went 35 to 14. Golden State’s highlight was the defense, who stole the ball 15 times and caused most of Boston’s 18 inversions. The visiting team lost the ball 33 points to the Warriors.

Stephen Curry climbs into the basket – Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

On the other hand, Jason Tatum scored 28 points and recovered from 12 points he scored in the first game, but only 7 of them were in the second half. Jaylen Brown scored 17 goals, but 13 of them scored in the first half. The players did not maintain the initial tempo. The rest of the team only added up to 43 points. The Celtics couldn’t be physical and made up for the Warriors’ excellent ball movement, which generated 40 points versus 24 for edge competitors.

Golden State Warriors

splatter bounces help theft stumps field shots three shots free throws
Stephen Curry 29 6 4 3 9/21 5/12 6/7
Jordan Paul 17 two 3 two 6/14 5/9
kevon looney 12 7 two 3 1 6/6
Andrew Wiggins 11 6 two 4/12 2/3 1/2
Klay Thompson 11 3 1 two 4/19 1/8 2/2
Draymond Green 9 5 7 1 1 2/3 0/1 5/7
Gary Payton II 7 3 3 3/3 1/1 0/2
Nemanja Bielica 6 5 1 3/4

Jason Tatum shoots Three – Photography: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Boston Celtics

splatter bounces help theft stumps field shots three shots free throws
Jason Tatum 28 6 3 1 8/19 6/9 6/8
Jaylyn Brown 17 6 3 5/17 3/9 4/5
Derek White 12 4 two 1 two 4/13 2/4 2/2
Grant Williams 6 1 1 1 2/2 1/1 1/2
Alhorford two 8 1 1 1/4
Marcus Smart two two 5 1 1/6 0/3

crucial stats

Golden State Warriors Boston Celtics
field shots 39/86 (45.3%) 30/80 (37.5%)
three shots 15/37 (40.5%) 15/37 (40.5%)
free throws 14/20 (70%) 13/17 (76.5%)
help 25 24
transformations 12 18
Points resulting from transformations 33 15th
points in the bottle 40 24
Offensive/Defensive Follow-ups 6/36 6/37
Second Chance Points 6 6
Transfer points 12 13

Scoring chart – Photo: NBA

Period Two – Warriors 21 to 20: Warriors reached the 10-point streak in a row, but the difference did not exceed 5 points for either side. Tatum stayed hot, with 8 more points for a total of 21. Curry and Brown reached 15. Wiggins earned 10 points. Klay Thompson scored 1 of 8 from the field, two points. Paul also left something to be desired: 1 out of 5 for three points. From the ocean, Golden State scored 6 of 16 in the first half (37.5%). Boston, 10 of 19 (52.6%). Score from 52 to 50 at rest.

Marcus Smart features Stephen Curry branding – Photo: Kyle Terada-USA Today Sports

Third Period – Warriors from 35 to 14: Golden State overtook Boston for third, with 14 points from Curry (total 29), new energy from Paul (6 points) and Thompson (5), and a defense that limited the Celtics to 14. Adoption of Tatum (7 points). points (28 total) and Brown (2 points total 17) were clear. The rest of the team contributed only 5 points to the segment. Score from 87 to 64who is entitled to a shot in the middle of the field by Paul when the clock explodes.

Game 1 (02/06): Golden State 108 x 120 Boston
Second match (06/05): Golden State 107 x 88 Boston
Game 3 (06/08): Boston-Golden State, 10 p.m.
Game 4 (10/06): Boston – Golden State at 10 pm
Game 5 (6/13): Golden State v Boston at 10pm (if necessary)
Match 6 (6/16): Boston v Golden State at 10pm (if required)
Match 7 (6/19): Golden State v Boston at 9 pm (if necessary)