SAN FRANCISCO - Stephen Curry, who said he lost sleep after the fall of Golden State Warriors Game 1, could toss and turn less when going to bed on Sunday night after the Warriors won 107-88 in Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals.
Starting with a 34-point outing in Game 1, Curry once again showed a devastating combination of his long-range marksmanship and constant speed, 29 points in a 21-shoot from 9 on the field, -7 for 6 from a foul stripe.
And 5 for -12 from behind the 3-point line.Although it wasn’t his most efficient game, Curry avoided the usually strong Boston Celtic defense on the half court.
As in their eight-season run tradition, the Warriors rallied their strongest in the third quarter, beating Celtic 35-14, their best point differential in any final quarter in franchise history.
In contrast to their massive rise in Game 1, Golden State did not ruin it on Sunday. Green, who suggested that Celtics' Game 1 exploitation was impossible to sustain, proved correct
On average, the Celtics could not match their historic 21-for-41 performance - including 9 for -12 fourth-quarter output that returned to their Game 1 - 3-to-point range. , Although they still shot at a healthy 40.5% clip.
Although turnover has long been the heel of the Achilles heel of the Warriors, Boston was infected by the turnover bug in Game 2.
The careless half-court pass plagued the Celtics, especially in the first half, canceling their continued impressive shooting from across the arc. Overall, they finished Sunday night with a turnover of 18 out of 96 sums.
Game 2 will not be placed in the Warriors time capsule under one of the 32 private wine cellars at the Chase Center. Their patents appeared common at the time of the elegant crime.
Clay Thompson fought for a second straight game off the field, and the Warriors needed to score more out of curry. Golden State calibrated its defensive rotations, but there were a few notable breaks in its pick-and-roll coverage.