Warriors respond in Game 2, top Celtics 107-88 to tied final – Boston News, Weather, Sports

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 29 points, Jordan Poole scored straight in midfield to end a tremendous run in the third quarter and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics 107-88 in Game 2 on Sunday night to even to reach the NBA finals.

Poole finished the tournament with 17 points for the Warriors, who beat Boston 35-14 in the third quarter and turned a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point lead. And then, as the Warriors scored the first six points of the fourth, the Celtics waved the surrender flag and emptied their bench.

Golden State also got 12 from Kevon Looney in the 6-for-6 shootout and 11 each from Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson.

Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the first half for Boston. Jaylen Brown added 17 for the Celtics but struggled through a 5-for-17 shooting night, and Derrick White had 12.

Just like Game 1, a huge run decided everything. The Celtics went on a 48-18 run in the second half to decide the opener; The Warriors didn’t wait that long in Game 2, going on a 43-14 burst late in the first half through early in the fourth quarter to turn a tie into an outright breakaway.

Game 3 is in Boston on Wednesday.

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