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NBA Fantasy Tips: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics: Game 2 – Key Players, Probable Starting 5s & More

Boston Celtics defeated Golden State Warriors 120-108 in the first game of the NBA finals.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 4 June 2022 7:15 pm

Match Details

Date: 6 June 2022 

Time: 5:30 A.M. IST

Venue: Chase Center, San Francisco

Preview:

The Golden State Warriors will take on the Boston Celtics in the second game of the NBA finals. In the first game of the series, the Dubs started the game on an incredible note as Steph Curry broke the record for most three-pointers in a quarter as he hit six three-pointers in the first quarter. But soon the Celtics chipped away at the Warriors’ lead and took the win with a fourth-quarter comeback. 

In Game 1, three out of the five Boston starters scored 20 points or more where Al Horford and Jaylen Brown combined for 50 points in the win. They are averaging 111.8 points on 46.6 % shooting. They are hitting 35.6% from 3-point land and 81.6%  from the free-throw line. Defensively they are placed second as they are allowing 104.5 points on a shooting percentage of 43.4% from the field and 33.9% from beyond the arc and a defensive rating of 106.9. 

Whereas Golden State Warriors had only two players in Steph Curry and Andre Wiggins who scored 20 or more points. Curry dropped 34 points with five rebounds and five assists. GSW are averaging 111.0 points while shooting 46.9% from the field, 36.4% from deep and 76.9%  from the free-throw line. Defensively they are allowing 105.5 points and a defensive rating of 106.9. 

Team News: 

Golden State Warriors: James Wiseman with an injured knee will miss the entire series and could play in the Summer League as reported by Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

Boston Celtics: No injuries are reported by the Boston Celtics. 

Analysis:

The Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors are built on a similar principle as they both have two prominent scorers with a vocal and defensive leader. For GSW the duo of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson continued to wreak havoc with Draymond Green being their defensive anchor. But in the first game, Thompson had a low scoring game with off the bench stars like Jordan Poole also struggled.

Whereas for the Celtics, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown have been their top scorers with the defensive player of the year Marcus Smart. Looking at the first game, Tatum struggled offensively as he had just 12 points but dropped 13 assists to support his teammates. Other players like Derrick White and Al Horford scored crucial points in the fourth quarter. 

Probable Starting 5s:

Golden State Warriors: Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins, Kevon Looney. 

Boston Celtics: Grant Williams, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, Al Horford.

Key Players:

Best 8:

Point Guard: Steph Curry, Marcus Smart

Shooting Guard: Jaylen Brown, Klay Thompson

Small Forward: Jayson Tatum, Andrew Wiggins

Power Forward: Draymond Green

Centre: Al Horford

Fantasy Teams:

Team 1: 

Point Guard: Moses Moody, Stephen Curry (captain)

Shooting Guard: Jaylen Brown, Klay Thompson

Small Forward: Jayson Tatum (vice-captain)

Power Forward: Daniel Theis, Jonathan Kuminga

Center: Kevon Looney 

Team 2: 

Point Guard: Gary Payton II, Stephen Curry (captain)

Shooting Guard: Jaylen Brown, Klay Thompson

Small Forward: Jayson Tatum (vice-captain)

Power Forward: Grant Williams

Center: Al Horford

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