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Dubs Finals experience, intensity and physicality take Game 2 and even series

 The Golden State Warriors seemed prepped to end their Championship "drought" in their Game 2 win over the Celtics. Hell, they haven't won it all since 2018. They hardly looked like the lackluster crew that took the floor in Game 1.


The Dubs were physical and intense and manhandled The Green in the third quarter to even the series, 1-1. Boston has 18 turnovers while Golden State racked up 15 steals in the contest. Rob Williams only saw 14 minutes in the game and was clearly hampered by his knee issue. 

Al Horford and Marcus Smart who both were so efficient in Game 1 combined for a horrid FOUR (4) points last night. 

The good news? The next two games are in Boston, but home court has meant little in this post-season. But the Celtics do have home-court advantage (for what it's worth) with three of the next five games in Beantown. 

A major concern is the health of Rob Williams. It appears Ime Udoka feels that a hampered Williams is better than no Williams, and he may be right. By June, there are few NBA players that remain in perfect health.

The Green have generally responded well after a loss, and a rebound by Smart, Horford and the bench should be expected.. As for Jayson Tatum, he had a solid game with 26 points, six boards and three assists, a major drop from his 13 dimes in Game 1.

Not a very-flattering stat for a top-5 guy in the League. My synopsis? The Dubs are loaded with Finals experience. The Celtics are not. Boston seems able to resurrect themselves from game-to-game but still lack the poise required to consistently turn a single game around in their favor. They have three days to figure it out.

 


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