There would be no fourth-quarter comeback for the Boston Celtics this time. The Golden State Warriors fired off a big third-quarter run and kept the C’s at bay to close out Game 2, tying the 2022 NBA Finals at one game apiece by a 107-88 final.
After a tightly contested first half, Golden State did all their meaningful damage in quarter No 3. Curry scored 14 of his 29 points in the third quarter alone, hitting 3-of-6 on three-pointers. Seven different Warriors scored in the quarter, which they closed on a 19-2 run.
Jordan Poole checked in late for Golden State and nailed two triples in the final 30 seconds, including a buzzer-beating heave from nearly half court that put the Warriors up 23 after three quarters. They would go up by as many as 25 points in the fourth, cruising to victory.
For the Celtics, Jayson Tatum led the way with 28 points on 8-of-19 shooting (42.1 percent), adding six rebounds and three assists. Tatum was also 6-of-9 from three-point range. Jaylen Brown added 17 points, but shot just 5-of-17 (29.4 percent). The rest of the team scored 40 points combined.
The Warriors, by comparison, had four of five starters and five total score in double-digits, and still combined for 35 points off the bench.
The 2022 NBA Finals will now shift to Boston for the next two. Game 3 between the Celtics and Warriors takes place on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET at TD Garden. You can get the call of the game, as well as the rest of the NBA Finals, on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
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