By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jayson Tatum discovered his scoring contact after a uncommon poor taking pictures evening in Game 1 of the NBA Finals however it was the remaining of his Boston Celtics teammates who went lacking.
Now as an alternative of going house in management of the Finals, the Celtics might want to regroup following a 107-88 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday evening that evened the sequence at one sport apiece.
Tatum bounced again from a 3-for-17 taking pictures efficiency in the opener to paved the way offensively for Boston with 28 factors. But outdoors of a quick begin by Jaylen Brown, he had no assist and the Celtics had no solutions.
Boston shot 37.5% general and struggled all evening to make something contained in the 3-point line. When the Celtics outdoors taking pictures went chilly in the third quarter, the Warriors turned a detailed sport right into a rout with a 35-14 blitz.
Boston had 5 turnovers and 4 baskets in the essential third quarter, resulting in a 23-point deficit that was an excessive amount of to attempt to overcome after the Celtics rallied from 12 factors down after three to win the sequence opener.
Coach Ime Udoka cleared the bench for a lot of the fourth quarter, giving his starters some wanted relaxation after grinding their approach by way of grueling, back-to-back seven-game sequence in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
If the Celtics are to rebound when the sequence shifts to Boston for Game 3 on Wednesday evening, they are going to want some of Tatum’s supporting forged to play way more like they did in Game 1 than on Sunday.
Al Horford did not even take a shot in the primary half after main the Celtics with 26 factors in the opener and completed with two factors.
After making 5 3-pointers and scoring 21 factors in Game 1, Derrick White missed 9 of 13 photographs and was held to 12 factors.
Brown made his first three photographs and scored 13 factors in the primary quarter however went 1 for 11 the remaining of the best way, failing to help Tatum.
Marcus Smart adopted up a 7-for-11 taking pictures evening in Game 1 by making simply 1 of 6 on Sunday evening. Throw 19 turnovers that 33 factors for the Warriors and Tatum had not assistance on the offensive finish even when he was in a position to get going by making 6 of 9 3-point makes an attempt.
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