Warriors made the job on the second game of the Finals and they have secured the trip to Boston with a 1-1 at the global. The team of Steve Kerr won Massachusetts team on a comfortable way by 107-88, learning the lesson of Game 1. They have learned not to relax on the last quarter on the game and give the comeback possibility to them. This second match was really different compared Game 1. The local blast on the third quarter was bigger than on the first match and Boston did not have any chance to win or react.
After a first part that both teams competed good (52-50), the guys of San Francisco made one of the best basketball sections and they made Celtics a fragile team. The defensive aggressiveness to generate losses and run, the great offensive circulation and the magic of Stephen Curry to invent baskets made that Warriors were with a big difference on this quarter (35-14). Then, the difference was bigger than 20 points and it became 29 points of advantage for Kerr´s guys at the start of fourth quarter. A difference that was impossible to comeback.
This quarter was really good for Golden State. On the collective plays but especially the individual performance of Stephen Curry. With 13 out of his 29 points on this quarter, with some triples, the point guard started a destruction. He also made an ecosystem for his teammates to feel more comfortable at the parquet. Jordan Poole made a really poor performance for his team with just two triple on this quarter.
He made 18 ball loses (his second worst number this playoffs) is one of the reasons the problems that Udoka team had on this second game. The good start of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, that made 13 both on the first quarter, placed them with the initial advantage. But this the arrive of the second guard the away team started to turn off and lose this good advantage. The Warriors defenders, went from less to more along the match.
Boston just made 4 field shots on this 12 minutes that decided the match. After 21 points on the first half, Jayson could not made more than 7 points on the second half, although he ended with 28 (the best of his team). Jaylen Brown made 17 and Derrick White made 12. We will see if Boston is able to retrieve the Game 1 feelings and win at his home.