Steves’ Take: NBA Finals; Celtics vs Warriors, Game 2

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 2: Al Horford #42 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball during Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on June 2, 2022 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics take on the Golden State Warriors in tonight’s NBA Finals action.  The Boston Celtics hold the lead 1 – 0 in this best of 7 series.  The Warriors hope to bounce back and win game 2 in Golden State and tie the series at 1 – 1.

SPECIAL REPORT

There are some very intriguing stats from game one to take note of.  The Boston Celtics shoot 51.2% from behind the 3 point line while the Golden State Warriors shoot a very well respected 42.2%.

D White came off the bench for the Celtics and scored 21 points, shooting 5 – 8 from behind the line.

Al Horfords’ first time in the NBA finals, he scored 26 points, 6 out of 8 them from three point land.

This is where it becomes a SPECIAL REPORT, Jasum TATUM shot 3 from 17 having one of his worst scoring nights. Intriguing enough Boston won the game 120-108.

Yes this young inexperienced Celtics team outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the 4th quarter and took game 1.

The Warriors scored their first points with 8:44 left in the fourth quarter.

I knew the CELTICS were 7-2 on the road before this game and my gut feeling was to jump on the underdog. If you have been reading my reports I mentioned many times AL HORFORD and Marcus Smart.

Smart did win the defensive player of the year award and also had a good shooting night ingame 1 shooting 4 for 7 from behind the 3 point line.

COMMENTARY

The golden state Warriors  have been my selection from the beginning of the year and it’s been well documented from many Torontonians. My reasoning was very simple, Thompson and Wiseman coming back from injuries. THE WARRIORS were 14-1 at the beginning of the year, this to me is a veteran team with GREAT odds ..

My explanation for this is because during the playoffs I picked up a CELTIC team that showed me team defence at a high level. Rotating, switching  and playing help defence.

If you have been following me you noticed I choose the Celtics to play the Warriors in this years NBA finals .

STEVES TAKE

I’m taking Boston Celtics plus the 5 points for game 2 and also the CELTICS for the first half.  This so called inexperienced team beat the Warriors at home by 12 points 120-108.  Interesting enough their best player had his worst shooting night going 3-17 and still they won by 12.

I don’t Expect that Boston will shoot over 50% from the 3 point line but I do expect Tatum to bounce back.

Steve Sorgini is a NBA Analyst with GTA Weekly News

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