Game Thread: Payton, Porter Iguodala "all on track to play tonight"
This is it. The 2021-22 NBA Finals are upon us. The return of the Golden State Warriors to the league’s biggest stage, but this time, they’re up against some new challengers. The Boston Celtics are riding their homegrown core into elite status and have blaster their way out of the Eastern Conference only to be rewarded with a chance against the most dominant group of players in the past decade.
The Warriors are poised to return their #FullSquad if the rumors are true:
Steve Kerr confirms that Gary Payton II, Andre Iguodala and Otto Porter Jr. are all available for the Warriors tonight. Wouldn’t commit to them in rotation, but “all three can contribute.”
"They're all on track to play tonight." NBA Insider @ShamsCharania provides an injury update on Warriors' Gary Payton II, Otto Porter Jr. and Andre Iguodala.
WHO: Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics
WHEN: Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 // 6pm PDT
I don’t know what else to say. Let’s go Warriors!
Only 14 TOVs overall, but kinda felt like they all came in important Non-Curry minutes
Unlikely Smart, White, and Horford combine to shoot 15-23 from 3 again but the reason Boston was even in the game was because they have no defensive "weakness". Once they stepped up on Steph's high pick-and-rolls, it was us making tough shots while for them they simply switched Poole and Steph onto their wings. Hell, even Klay and Andre weren't that good defensively.
The Celtics attack our weak points. Offensively, we didn't even play into our strengths. Once Boston mucked up the action, we had Draymond shooting (recipe for disaster). Who outside of OPJ is a reliable bench player? Their top-7 guys are high-level defenders and 6 of them can hit outside shots.