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Steph Curry, Warriors did well in NBA Finals Game 2

It is safe to say that for Dub Nation, Game 2 of the 2022 NBA Finals was much better than Game 1.

As in the first game, the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics were neck and neck in the first half. And, as in the first game, the Warriors used a third-quarter lead to make the two-team lead into the fourth quarter. But unlike the previous game, the Dubs did not wreak havoc in Game 2, and returned home with a 107-88 victory, a series lined up, and a plane ticket to Boston, where things are about to make a lot of fun, very fast. .

We will talk more in the coming days. Until then, let’s try Warriors players based on what we expect from everyone.

Note: League-average true-shooting percentage (TS) this season was 56.6%.

Draymond Green

35 minutes, 9 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 return, 3 errors, 2-for-3 shots, 0-for-1 three, 5-for-7 free throw, 74.0% TS, +9

Although Green fills every paragraph of the box all the time, it is a player who is known to do more than the box might indicate.

And my goodness was so Sunday.

Draymond was a thorn in Boston’s side. He mixed it with Jayson Tatum. Mixed with Jaylen Brown. He mixed it with Marcus Smart. He mixed it with the whole evil group.

He received an answer in them. In one famous game, the Warriors were trying to get the ball rolling, and Tatum was watching Green closely. Dray was growing so big with the Celtics star up front that the spectators had to separate them three or four times before the game … for Tatum to destroy Green on the inbounds.

There is no better way to describe Dray’s performance than with Marcus Thompson II’s tweet:

Box numbers are good. But leadership, courage, mindfulness, and 4D chess are the things that make Draymond the best on the team.

And I can’t help but think we will feel the impact of his Game 2 game throughout the series.

Category: A +

Send game bonus: He led the team in support.

Andrew Wiggins

31 minutes, 11 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 turns, 2 errors, 4-for-12 shots, 2-for-3 throws, 1-for-2 free throws, 42.7% TS, +19

Wiggins had a few big shots on the game, although the offensive results were poor.

But it is still a good grade in my book, because his defense on Tatum was so impressive. Tatum had a good game scoring, but Wiggins made him work.

Category: B +

Kevon Looney

21 minutes, 12 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 2 bad, 6-to-6 shots, 100.0% TS, +24

Looney had 12 points. Al Horford and Robert Williams III combined for 4 points. Looney shot 6. Horford and Williams combined for just 5 shots. Looney had 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Horford and Williams combined for 10 rebounds with 2 assists.

His excellent run for the postseason continues.

Looney also played a key role in the team’s disappointing first leg.

Group: A

Send game bonus: He led the team in rebounds, set up for the team to lead the additions / deductions.

Steph Curry

32 minutes, 29 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 turnovers, 2 fauls, 9-for-21 shots, 5-for-12 throws, 6-for-7 free throws, 60.2% TS, +24

The main reason the Warriors won the game was because of Curry’s gravitational pull. There is no way around it. The way Boston defended the MVP twice was what made the team’s offense go smoothly … he found four of the three with Dray leading, found the keepers moving in the basket with little defense, and gained a lot more. open the shooter.

That’s Curry’s biggest touch. But he also won a little because of his excellent defense.

If the Warriors can find a way to win three more games, Curry – who should already be in the top 10, but somehow still be despised – has added a fourth ring with the Finals MVP mark.

And then perhaps, perhaps, people begin to realize that he is not the greatest player of all time, but always the best. play off player, too.

Put respect for the person’s name. He is one of the best to do so, at this stage and at every step.

Group: A

Send game bonus: He led the team with points, tied for the team to lead the plus / minus.

Klay Thompson

30 minutes, 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assists, 2 steals, 2 turns, 1 bad, 4-to-19 shots, 1-to-8 throws, 2-to-2 free throws, 27.7% TS, 0 plus / removal

There is no way to make this sugar. This was a very difficult game from Klay.

He missed a good look. He forced a bad appearance. He did not do anything else, even though he had good weapons in his hands.

He’s going to have one of the stupidest games he’s ever known, and it’ll be amazing when that happens.

Group: D-

Nemanja Bjelica

11 minutes, 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 theft, 1 refund, 3 bad, 3-to-4 shots, 75.0% TS, -7

Bjelica had an amazing start to the game, and … she was very good.

But most important, he was very successful on security.

And most of all, he was very good at defense by Jayson Tatum.

Bjelica had a lot of property where she was placed on the island and asked to protect the All-NBA star, and she accomplished the task. Three wins in 11 minutes is the only problem in winning games. We see more about him in this series.

Group: A

Send game bonus: Worst of all inclusion / removal in public.

Jonathan Kuminga

4 minutes, points 0, -5

The thresholds did not change, but the Dubs found a good time of trash in the game.

Education: Incomplete

Otto Porter Jr.

15 minutes, 3 points, 3 return, 1 assist, 3 theft, 1 worse, 1-for-1 shot, 1-for-1 trip, 150.0% TS, +24

Porter was unable to play the big minutes, but turned off the minutes he was playing. He was a threat to self-defense, committed petty crimes, and was on the pitch where the Warriors were playing their best football. In part because of what he did.

Group: A

Send game bonus: Built on top team list plus / discount.

Juan Toscano-Anderson

4 minutes, 0 points, 2 return, 2 assist, 1 return, 0-for-1 shot, 0-for-1 triple, 0.0% TS, -5

Waste time for JTA, but he did good things while out there.

Education: Incomplete

Damion Lee

4 minutes, 0 points, 0-for-1 shot, 0-for-1 triple, 0.0% TS, -5

Waste time for Lee. Nothing to notice.

Education: Incomplete

Gary Payton II

25 minutes, 7 mapoints, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 bad, 3-to-3 shots, 1-to-3 throws, 0-to-2 free throws, 90.2% TS, +15

Payton is recovering well here, having returned to court for the first time since breaking his ankle in the Western Conference Semifinals, an injury that looks set to leave him until next season. It was wonderful to see him out there.

But he also gets higher grades for playing smart basketball on both sides of the court. That’s how to make a difference to be with him.

Category: A +

Jordan Poole

23 minutes, 17 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 3 turns, 1 offensive, 6-for-14 shots, 5-for-9 throws, 60.7% TS, +7

Poole continued where he left off in the first half, with some setbacks. But then he lit it up in the second half, which was marked by an unforgettable series at the end of the third half that proved to be the biggest game moment, making it a good point to finish by making three deeps followed by three DEEP.

Most of his damage came when the results were selected, but he still gets a good grade on these big screens, as well as some corrective protection.

Category: B +

Moses Moody

6 minutes, 2 points, 1 shot for 1, 100.0% TS, -3

Moody can find himself playing meaningful minutes at some point in this series. But it was not in the game.

Education: Incomplete

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