Strong Third Pushes Warriors Past Celtics, Series Even

Jonathan Grant | June 6th, 2022

The Golden State Warriors made sure they didn’t repeat the mistakes they made in Game 1 of their Western Conference Finals showdown with the Boston Celtics during Game 2 on Sunday evening. Up just two at the half, the Warriors were in a game until they blew it open during a lopsided third quarter in which they scored 35 and allowed just 14 points.

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That 12 minutes, capped by a Jordan Poole buzzer-beater from midcourt, ensured they would even up the series as it now heads to Boston for the first time. Steph Curry was also a huge factor in the outcome, as he led all scorers with 29 points while Poole offered up 17 off the bench in 23 minutes of action. The Celtics got 28 points from Jayson Tatum, who made six of nine three-pointers, but three of their starters combined for just six points and that wasn’t nearly enough. Game 3 will take place in Boston on Wednesday night with the series right back where it started.

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