The Warriors took game one out of their minds and went on to decimate this Boston team. This game was as physical as one could imagine, and it was just an overall hectic game. The Warriors took care of the Celtics, but they still lost a game that could be critical. This article will go over the Celtics vs. Warriors game two recap.
Draymond Green Performance
Green was the driving force of this win and while his stats don’t tell the story, the actual gameplay does. He was playing football during this game at times, though which was a bit much. There was a controversial call on Grant Williams that was called when Green literally wrapped him up and tackled him to the ground. The refs messed this one up badly, but it happens. Green finished with a line of nine points, five boards, seven assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover. He took just three shots, making two of them. He’s not known for his offense, obviously, but his presence in this game loomed large for the Dubs.
Jordan Poole Performance
Poole started off a little bit slow, going 1/4 from the field. Still, he finished with 17 points, two rebounds, three assists, two swipes and three turnovers. He shot 6/14 from the field, 5/9 from the three-point line and even got a nice half-court to go in. Poole is the definition of a spark plug and his offense is too much to handle for most bench players. If he continues treating Derrick White and Peyton Pritchard like this, this team is going to be much harder to beat.
Steph Curry Performance
Curry is a good player and that’s all there is to it. He had 29 points, six boards, four dimes, three steals and two turnovers on 9/21 from the field, 5/12 from three and 6/7 from the line. The shooting wasn’t anything to write home about, but he still had 29 points and they were able to put up the 19-point win. Once Curry can find his rhythm again, the Celtics are going to be in major trouble. Just remember, the Celtics did take home the win in game one, but the Warriors can get hot at any given moment. Curry, Thompson and Poole are going to be getting their own all series long.
Klay Thompson Performance
Thompson had a night to forget, making just 4/19 shots for a total of 11 points, three boards, one assist, two steals and two turnovers. He shot just 1/8 from three, but made both freebies. Thompson has had some trouble getting that consistent jumper he once had before the injuries, but the fact that he’s still playing is actually insane. He is as tough as they come and he’s going to continue letting it fly for the Dubs. If he can find his stroke, much like Curry, it’s over.