Stephen Curry, Warriors Praised for Dominant 3rd Quarter in Game 2 Win over Celtics

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJune 6, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 5: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors dribbles the ball against the Boston Celtics during Game Two of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 5, 2022 at Chase Center 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 Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Golden State Warriors outscored the Boston Celtics 35-14 in the third quarter en route to a 107-88 win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday.

Stephen Curry was the catalyst for that effort by scoring 14 of his game-high 29 points in the third quarter.

The Warriors orchestrated runs of 13-2 and 19-2 during the third quarter. Curry hit back-to-back threes in the latter run.


Steph Curry from D33P 💦<br><br>The <a href="https://twitter.com/warriors?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@warriors</a> are in the midst of a 11-0 run on ABC <a href="https://t.co/2qT7pttNwv">pic.twitter.com/2qT7pttNwv</a>

For good measure, Jordan Poole hit a half-court buzzer-beater to finish it off.


Jordan Poole beats the buzzer from the deep end!<br><br>Start of Q4 on ABC <a href="https://t.co/junP72I1YZ">pic.twitter.com/junP72I1YZ</a>

The Dubs held an 87-64 edge at the end of the third quarter and led by as many as 29 points in the fourth before cruising to victory.

Curry ultimately led the way for the stress-free finish, and many people praised him for his efforts.

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba

Steph took over….sheesh

Dez Bryant @DezBryant

Naw Steph!!! That’s crazy lol

Vic Tafur @VicTafur

Best shooter in the game AND he worked hard on his defense the last few years ... Curry is something else.

Ry @JustRyCole

Steph is backpacking this game man

Saad Yousuf @SaadYousuf126

steph's world, we're just living in it

Chris Palmer @ChrisPalmerNBA

The letters "S-t-e-p..." are already inscribed on the Finals MVP trophy.

It was another great Warriors' third-quarter run capped by Poole's back-to-back threes.

Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

Feels like Jordan Poole was making a statement with those two big 3's at the end of the third quarter. Warriors up 87-64. They outscored Boston 35-14 in that third quarter.

Marcus Thompson II @ThompsonScribe

That 16-2 run to close the quarter did a few key things.<br><br>1) Gave the Warriors a 23-point lead <br>2) Bought Curry some rest<br>3) Awakened Jordan Poole

Alex Caruso @ACFresh21

Half court 😭

Anthony Dabbundo @AnthonyDabbundo

i want to meet someone someday who brings me joy like the warriors do in the third quarter of playoff games at home

The NBA Finals are now tied at one game apiece. Boston will host Golden State for Game 3 of the best-of-seven series on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET.