The Warriors, led by Steph Curry, refused to let off in the third quarter, and they effectively ended the game for the Celtics by doing so.
In the first game, they had a 12-point lead heading into the 4th quarter but ultimately lost by the same margin.
On Sunday night, Steph Curry led his team to a 107-88 blowout victory to even the series. His teammates contributed to the victory in a far larger way than they had in Game 1.
Even though Steph Curry and the other players sat for much of the fourth quarter, which was essentially trash time, he still managed to finish with 29 pts, 6 rebs, 4 assts, and 3 steals.
Steph Curry Kept The Celtics In Check
With Curry’s spectacular buzzer-beater just before halftime, the home team took a two-point advantage into the locker room despite Boston shooting better than 50 percent from outside the arc in the first half. By the game’s conclusion, it was slightly over 40% lower than that.
The Jays got things going offensively for the Celtics; Jayson Tatum scored 13 points in the first quarter, which was more than he scored in the whole Game 1; while Jaylen Brown began with 13 points in the first quarter but only scored 17 total.
On a good scoring day, Tatum shot 6 for 9 from deep and finished with 28 points.
Tatum also broke Larry Bird’s 1984 record by being the youngest player in Celtics playoff history to score 500 or more points (when he was 27 years old, Tatum is 24). To him, it is irrelevant at the moment.