Game two approaches as the BetDeluxe NBA analysts find all the best bets ahead this Monday morning blockbuster.
Will Golden State level it up? Will Boston take a 2-0 lead?
boston @ golden state
June 6th 11:00am
Shell shocked, stunned and beaten.
After being blown apart in game one at Chase Centre, Golden State looks to pick up the pieces in game two against Boston.
It looked like the Warriors were sure to take a 1-0 lead, but final period fireworks from Boston ensured the visitors stole home-court advantage in the series.
Al Horford and Marcus Smart had the games of their lives as both stood up on the offensive end, with Jayson Tatum being well held.
Horford and Smart would help Boston to a 17-0 run in the last quarter to lead their team to a 120-108 defeat in front of a stunned Warriors crowd.
Steve Kerr had no answers for a career-best performance from Horford and this Celtics outfit.
The Warriors stopped Tatum from scoring, but it was the area many questioned about the Celtics – could they win without Tatum and Brown going nuclear?
They answered the critics emphatically and now have all the momentum coming into game two.
Tatum turned provider in game one with 13 assists in what ended up being a sacrificial role for the betterment of his team.
Incredibly, Golden State was beaten at its own game.
In the last stanza, there was a stage where the Celtics nailed seven out of seven three-point attempts, which helped them run away with a big win.
Now it is up to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson to find another gear from long range or, find another way to victory.
This is the game many thought Boston might struggle in, given the minimal rest from its brutal seven-game series against Miami.
The battle-hardened Celtics look ready for any task.
Game two is at their mercy if they produce a similar performance to in game one.
Boston +3.5 at $1.90