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 ugly from Game 2 for the Boston Celtics: Reverting back to old, ugly habits

This young Boston Celtics team started Game 2 playing fast. Too fast.

Eight turnovers in the first quarter was crucial when it came to having them lose the quarter, even if they were down by only one point. Eliminate the eight turnovers and Boston presumably has a nice healthy lead heading into the second quarter.

Turnovers were one of the ugly things to takeaway from Game 2. In the first round against the Nets, Boston only averaged 14 turnovers in the four games they played. In round two against Milwaukee, they averaged 13.

Against Miami, 15.

Boston struggled with 18 turnovers in this game.

Not only were the turnovers reminiscent of old habits, but they were constantly running around being senseless with the ball, simply playing too fast. There was a lot of iso-ball being played which was eerily reminiscent of the first half team as well.

The C’s offense thrives when everyone is trusting one another and when they make the extra pass as opposed to shooting in traffic or driving into the paint where they’re met by Draymond Green.

Boston only had 24 assists (one less of Golden State), but if they want to be better, they’re going to need to bring that number up.

More conscious with the ball, slow down the pace, and trust each other.

Boston will look to take the lead back in Boston on Wednesday.

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