The Boston Celtics remain in Golden State to play the Golden State Warriors for Game 2 on Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET. Boston (1-0) had a crazy fourth-quarter comeback to take Game 1. The Warriors (0-1) look to even up the series as they head back to Boston.
Celtics Look To Carry Momentum Into Game 2Boston looked like they would drop Game 1 entering the fourth quarter and many thought garbage time could be used. The Celtics were down 12 entering the fourth and then outscored Golden 40-16 in the fourth to cruise to a win. Boston was led by Al Horford who dropped 26 while Jaylen Brown chipped in with 24 and Derrick White added 21. Jayson Tatum also had a double-double with 12 points and 13 assists but had a terrible shooting performance. Boston is now 8-2 on the road in the playoffs following the game 1 win.
The Celtics have been led by Tatum who's averaging 26.2 in the playoffs while Brown is averaging 23 and Smart is chipping in with 15.7 points. Boston is also shooting 45.7% from the field and 37.1% from three in the playoffs. In the regular season, they went 51-31 and 23-18 on the road. In the regular season, they were led by Tatum who's averaging 26.9 while Brown averaged 23.6 and they shot 46.6% from the field and 35.6% from three.
Boston has no one on the injury report.
Warriors Have Terrible 4th QuarterEverything was going right for Golden State until it wasn't on Thursday night. The Warriors were defending Tatum well and knocking down their shots but when the fourth quarter hit, they couldn't defend at all and they began forcing bad shots. They were led by Steph Curry who dropped 34 while Andrew Wiggins had 20 and Klay Thompson had 15. Off the bench, Otto Porter Jr. had 12 in his return from injury. Draymond Green, Kevon Looney, and Jordan Poole all had disappointing performances as they had just 4, 4, and 9 points, respectively. The Warriors will now have to regroup after their first opening game loss in any playoff series this year.
Golden State went 53-29 in the regular season including going 31-10 at home this season. Against Boston, they went 1-1 with the road team winning the game. The Warriors have been led by Curry who's averaging 26.4 PPG in the playoffs while Thompson is averaging 19.5 and Poole is averaging 17.8 and Wiggins is chipping in with 16.1. They are also shooting 49% from the field and 38.2% from three in the playoffs.
The Warriors will be without James Wiseman.