Our Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 predictions will provide NBA fans with information on what to expect on Sunday evening. Game 1 was a blowout for the Boston Celtics after pouring threes one after the other in the last eight minutes of regulation. NBA fans favored the Warriors in Game 1 of the best of seven finals series.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 Predictions
The Golden State Warriors dominated in most parts of Game 1 but lost in the final stretch of the match. The Dubs led by as many as 15 points in the second quarter and by 12 points at the end of the third frame. Unfortunately, the Celtics squad made all the shots count in the home stretch, including six three-pointers from Center Horford.
For the Boston vs Golden State Game 2 Prediction, the Celtics can take the second game of the Finals series. The Celtics are the best playoff road team at 8-2 while the Dubs lost their first home game in the postseason.
The Warriors are the favorites to win Game 2
The Warriors’ collapsed in the fourth quarter of Game 1. As a result, they are prepped up to get back and win Game 2 to stay competitive. The Dubs are now 4-point favorites, however, the Celtics will not just give Game 2 away. Not only will they work harder to take this match but will give their all for the win to gain an upper hand.
Golden State is in a must-win situation or else they will be in deep trouble. Games 3 and 4 will be at TD Garden in Boston. The home crowd will push the Celtics and it will not be a pleasant reception for the Dubs.
How Boston Will Take Game 2 from Golden State
Boston’s aim is to contain the shooting frenzy of PG Stephen Curry. With Curry’s flurry of 6 consecutive three-pointers in the first quarter, it was evident that the Warriors were out to claim Game 1. The Celtics had to do something as they are allowing the feisty point guard to score at will. Boston adjusted their defense on Curry, thereby neutralizing the point maker. As A result, Curry made only a single 3-pointer in the next 3 quarters.
Switching and Starting Up to Defend Curry’s Threes
Switching is the tactic that the Celtics deployed after the first quarter flurry resulting in just a single three-pointer by Curry. The defense strategy was coupled with the “starting up” discipline to block Curry’s space for his 3-point touches. In other words, the team needs to defend Curry early by starting up before he plants his three-point scorches.
Boston Celtics vs Golden State Warriors Game 2 Prediction
Curry is the best offensive player Golden State has and he also has to adjust. If Boston contains this sniper from afar, PG Jordan Poole has to do more to augment their offense. But if Boston employs the same strategy as what they did to Curry on the Dub’s lethal shooters, the Celtics will grab Game 2 from the Warriors. This is what the Finals are all about. The best offense is a great defense. Predicted to win this match is the Boston Celtics with a score of 110-107.
Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals Finals Starting Time: 9:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Chase Center in San Francisco, CA.