The Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 107-88 in game two of the NBA Finals. Stephen Curry scored 29 points.
The six-time NBA champions tie the best-of-seven series at 1-1 with a win.
The Warriors controlled the second half in San Francisco, with Curry hitting five three-pointers, grabbing six rebounds, and dishing out four assists.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr stated, “Steph was spectacular in that third quarter.”
“It’s not just about making shots; it’s also about defending.”
For his level of conditioning, physicality, and defense, he simply does not receive enough credit.
“People attempt to wear him down because they know how offensively essential he is to us’
The difference in Steph’s power and physicality now vs when I initially arrived here eight years ago is quite striking.
He’s incredible; he never stops working.”
The Celtics continued where they left off in game one, jumping out to an early nine-point lead, but 11 first-half turnovers allowed the Warriors to claw their way back into the game and grab a two-point lead at halftime.
The Celtics continued to crumble in the second half, committing 19 turnovers that led to 33 points for the Warriors.
“It was a little upsetting for us,” Celtics head coach Ime Udoka stated.
“This has been a recurring topic in the play-offs.
We’re in big trouble if it happens.”
The third and final game will be played in Boston on Wednesday.
In past NBA Finals where the series was tied at 1-1, the team that won game three 82.1 percent of the time went on to win the championship.
Following recent shootings in the United States, players and coaches from both sides wore t-shirts with the words ‘End Gun Violence’ on the front prior to Sunday’s game.