Boston Celtics: The good, bad, and ugly from blowout loss to Warriors

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 05, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 05: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the third quarter against the Golden State Warriors in Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 05, 2022 in San Francisco, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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The bad from Game 2 for the Boston Celtics: Lingering injuries

At this point in the playoffs, everyone is dealing with some sort of ailment. We can see it with Jayson Tatum wincing in pain multiple times throughout the contest due to a right shoulder injury that he suffered earlier in the playoffs. You can also see it in the way young center Robert Williams is moving and how he carries himself after hitting the floor a little hard.

It’s not just Boston banged up though.

Veteran Andre Iguodala was ruled out for Sunday’s game due to inflammation in his right knee. Stephen Curry also seemed a little banged up after being pushed out of bounds on a Marcus Smart foul.

When he went to the free throw line you could see him trying to loosen up his neck/ shoulder area.

What worries me about the injuries is the veteran team (Golden State) has been this deep in the playoffs before and knows how to handle these situations as opposed to the inexperienced C’s who may not know the proper way to deal with lingering injuries this deep in such a crucial time.

It’ll be interesting to see how Boston nurses Williams’ knee specifically because his surgery was still so recent. Luckily, head coach Ime Udoka has plenty of finals experience thanks to his time with San Antonio.