Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors (GSW) and the Boston Celtics (BOS) on June 6, 2022 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Chase Center.
The Golden State Warriors bounces back in game two and ties the series at 1-1.
The Warriors exploded in the third quarter where they had 35 points and had limited the Celtics to only 14 points. They carried on their scoring barrage in the early minutes of the fourth quarter, further extending their lead. The largest winning margin of Golden State was 29 huge points, a lead that Boston was not able to come out from.
Golden State still kept on focusing their defense on Boston’s dynamic duo, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Even though Tatum shot 8-19 from the field, he still managed to have 28 points. Brown had 17 points added in the losing effort for the Celtics.
Derrick White, who came off from the bench, had 12 points contributed against the Warriors. Most of the squad’s offense came from them, but they had a rough night capitalizing their looks as the trio only converted 17 of their 49 attempts combined.
Meanwhile, the two-time MVP of the Warriors still is as impressive as ever. Curry scored 29 points and hit five three-point shots on the Celtics while also stealing three possessions from them. His splash brother, on the other hand, did not have a stellar shooting night and went poorly on his shots. Thompson had 11 points and only sank four of his 19 attempts, eight of them were from beyond the arc, where he only managed to hit only one of them.
During their outstanding third quarter, we witnessed a “Poole Party”. Jordan Poole was responsible for the last eight points scored by the Warriors in the last seconds of the third period at 79-63. With only a minute to go, Poole enters the game for Payton II while Tatum was shooting his charity stripe shots. After the free throws, Poole feeds Looney beneath the rim for an easy lay-up. Then after a turnover by Boston, he then hits a three-pointer with only 30 seconds remaining.
Golden State makes another stop on the other end and as the shot clock expires, Poole pulls from center court and splashes down a half-court shot, capping off the team’s magnificent third quarter. Overall, Poole had 17 points for the Warriors.
Golden State shot 45% on their attempts while Boston converted 35% on their looks.
Looney added 12 points in their win while Wiggins had 11 markers. Horford, who had a terrific night in game one, only had two points for Boston in the loss.
Both teams will head to Boston for the third game of the NBA Finals on the ninth of June at 9:00 AM.
Warriors vs Celtics
30-31; 20-21; 14-35; 24-20
Warriors (107) – Curry 29, Poole 17, Looney 12, Wiggins 11, Thompson 11
Celtics (88) – Tatum 28, Brown 17, White 12, Williams 6, Nesmith 4