SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — After being undone in the 4th quarter last game, the Golden State Warriors bounced back in a major way in Game 2 to beat the Boston Celtics 107-88, scoring 35 points in the 3rd quarter. A remarkable game from Stephen Curry (29 points) and a comeback outing for Jordan Poole (17 points).

Stellar performances from Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown highlighted the first half for Boston while it was largely the Stephen Curry show for Golden State with Klay Thompson and Andrew Wiggins both struggling. The Dubs were able to increase their defensive intensity compared to last game due to key contributions off the bench from Gary Payton II, who made his return after missing nearly a month, and Nemanja Bjelica. 

Another major talking point in the first half was the altercation between Draymond Green and Jaylen Brown in the second quarter. After getting a technical foul earlier, Green and Brown got tied up and got in each other’s faces shortly after. The response could have prompted a second technical foul on Green which would have resulted in his ejection. However, after review, the call stood as a defensive foul and Green was safe. Green’s ejection could have changed the complexion of the game as he is the Warriors’ main vocal leader.

The second half saw the Warriors have a signature third quarter as they outscored the Celtics 35-14.  Curry went berserk to induce an enormous run which was capped off with two deep threes from Poole. Defense and rebounding was the key for the Warriors as both facets of the game stepped up tremendously in the second half. The Celtics had almost as bad of an offensive quarter as it could get and the Warriors surely took advantage.

The Poole party in San Francisco will look to carry over to Game 3 when the Dubs travel to Boston having asserted their dominance in Game 2. The Celtics will look for answers as they return to their home crowd in TD Garden after a very dismal night at Chase Center.