The NBA Finals series is even going back to Boston. The Celtics will look to make adjustments ahead of their home opener of the series, after a demoralizing 107-88 defeat. In that game, Boston turned the ball over frequently leading to easy points on the other end for Golden State. Tatum and Brown lead all playoff performers in turnovers by a wide margin and it shows. As they’ve done all season after a loss, Udoka and company look to make adjustments and stun the Warriors in Boston.
The Celtics are perfect since January in games following a loss. In the last showdown, the good guys played some really bad basketball giving way to a strong performance by Stephen Curry. After being down two at halftime, Boston’s two stars went cold and the dubs were able to run away with an easy victory. A frequent point Liam has made during the playoffs is suspect officiating. No game embodied that skepticism more than Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Draymond Green picked up and early technical foul only to follow it up with multiple foul worthy offenses with no repercussions. Moving screens, charges, and tackles; Green got away with it all. Justin tries to keep referee slander out of his mouth and looks forward to Game 3.
Game 3 airs Wednesday night at 9 pm EST. Referee Scott Foster who has boasted a perfect record for the Celtics this post-season will be leading the officiating crew tonight. All signs point towards a strong performance by the green and white in this upcoming duel. Can they make adjustments and win?
It’s the 100th episode of The Rafters Podcast! Justin and Liam relish in their time together and thank all those who have supported the show and hope you continue to do so!