The Celtics avoided the coup early. They need to stress that, I think. I wouldn’t be shocked if this is a good start, don’t be conceited by Odoka.
Warriors 9-18 Celtics, 5:44, first quarter
Wiggins slips through the Celtics defense to score a lay-up. What a second chapter in his career! However, Brown floats one, he already has 10 points.
Curry picks up his second mistake in the middle of the first quarter. This is also something to watch. The Celtics take a timeout.
Warriors 7-16 Celtics, 6:51, first quarter
Warriors who get some good looks don’t hit them early. something to watch. Wiggins, with a very clear attacking foul, turned the ball around but the Celtics handed it over early on the next possession. Tatum loses control but manages to hold the ball.
Brown gets free throws after being fouled by Gary Payton II for Kevin Looney. Brown does his free throw.
Warriors 7-14 Celtics, 7:55, first quarter
Tatum answers, however, by hitting the basket to regain an eight-point lead. Derek White early to replace Williams and Carey immediately hits three. Marcus Smart spreads another basket in paint. The Celtics feel it early on.
Warriors 2-10 Celtics, 10:03, first quarter
Horford triple pointer. Brown with three pointers! I’ve never heard The Garden that loud early in the game. That’s 10-0.
Warriors 2-4 Celtics, 11:03, first quarter
Brown answers with a triple pointer and then Jason Tatum gets fouled and it looks like his arm isn’t here. On the line, Tatum makes one of two free throws.
Warriors 2-0 Celtics, 11:27, first quarter
Green gets booed during the introductions. Warriors win tips. We have basketball. Kevin Looney scores first.
This may, in fact, be the entirety of the game.
Michelle Brooks Thompson sings. There is nothing wrong. San Francisco had more fun with “The Star Spangled Banner.” 6/10
First TD Garden Final since 2010. Earlier today, there was a major fraud alert, so there’s a good chance that everyone who thought they had tickets won’t participate.
Boston Celtics squad
Jason Tatum, J/V
Marcus Smart, J
Jaylen Brown, P/J
Robert Williams, C
Something cool about Boston’s presence in the NBA Finals: They got heavy with Gang Starr in these pre-game montages. (RIP Guru, Boston Legend)
The Golden State Warriors starting line-up
Steve Curry, J
Clay Thompson, J/P
Draymond Green, C/V
Kevin Looney, C/V
Andrew Wiggins, P
Stephen A. Smith says that Draymond Green knows that these referees will be biased against him and that he will not be able to participate in, let’s say, as in Game 2.
Probably not wrong! Also, wow is this Boston crowd about to rain rage on him.
I’m biased, but I still say that the unexpected story of Derek White’s unusual path to the NBA and the complicated road to the NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics is well worth reading. We’ve got some time here, especially since the opening tip always seems a vague point in time.
(No, I don’t know why the games are still going on at 9PM EST even though we’re no longer in the West Coast.)
I? I’ve seen this pattern enough: The Celtics are humiliated after stumbling in a winnable match that turns into an embarrassing loss through their neglect, pull it together and score a massive victory. They haven’t lost twice yet – as mentioned earlier – and I see that continuing here. That might be a relatively stress-free win, think double number from number four although the live commentator in me is hoping I don’t get two straight games set early.
your thoughts? Once again, I would like to remind everyone that they can email their forecast to email@example.com or send it to Twitter Tweet embed And we’ll include them throughout this live blog. Unless this is the case, in the middle of the fourth quarter. This is just cheating, right?
For what he’s worth, Andre Iguodala is available to play tonight with the Golden State Warriors. I didn’t really feel like they needed it in Game 2.
Robert Williams is also good at going to the Boston Celtics, but hopefully he looks even better than he did on Sunday when he hobbled to the point of hurting the team. When he’s healthy, it’s obvious (especially for the other team).
For all those who were hoping we wouldn’t get a reference show this time around after the Game 2 bullshit? Sorry, Scott Foster is here as part of the NBA crew.
If you want to know if you are not a highly respected admin, just consider that all the betting sites immediately noticed this and sent me a whole bunch of emails about how this affected the game. Celtics 3-1 in the games Foster managed this year, it deserves.
The defining moment in Game 2? Well, there was a moment during an on-court showdown between Draymond Green of the Warriors and Jaylen Brown of the Celtics where officials could have (and arguably should have) been called in for double technical fouls. However, doing so would mean Green, Golden State’s defensive engine, would have to be fired after picking up a technique early in the game.
Knowing that this was difficult in the middle of a playoff game, they decided not to contact them. Green stayed in the game and his defensive energy – not to mention frustration on the part of the Celtics because he was still in the game – was a major cause of Boston’s downfall.
Like it or not, the rules changed in the playoffs and the Celtics knew it. It’s hard for them to get angry about that, especially since the match was an absolute loss in the end. As CelticsWire’s Justin Quinn notes, “Boston has allowed itself to be bothered by such antics that is, for better or worse, a feature of the modern game rather than a bug, up to 18 times the cause of losing the game.”
Context: Boston teams have a history, some (but not all) of which is apocryphal, of not fully playing in varying periods.
Well, that was more expected than the first game on Thursday. The Boston Celtics are not very good at playing from the front. So after a major victory over the Golden State Warriors in the previous game, the Celtics decided to re-collapse in the third quarter while avoiding a rematch in the fourth. So, yes, it was such a heavy loss for Boston, that Celtics head coach Aim Odoka got off to a good start before the last squeak.
It shouldn’t be shocking considering their opponents: Their chances of getting both games on the way to starting the 2022 NBA Finals against the Warriors were always slim. The Warriors tied the NBA Finals 1-1 and secured what we all expected: This was going to be a long streak. I don’t see any of the two teams winning three in a row against each other.
Keep in mind that the Celtics haven’t lost two games in a row throughout the post-season. Those stats are usually fine in the back pocket, but Boston can’t be satisfied. I remember a message from “Scream 3”, all bets are off on Part Three of the series.
While we’re all watching, you can write to us and post your thoughts about Finals Game 3 here for all to see. If you prefer to use email, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send them on Twitter Tweet embed It is the third game of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. The opening tip is set to 9:00PM EST, but we’ll be back well before that with news, predictions and random thoughts.
Hunter will be here soon. Meanwhile, here’s a look back at Golden State’s Game 2 win.