Game 2 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors proved to be an entirely different story than Game 1.
The Warriors beat the Celtics 107-88 on Sunday to even the NBA Finals at one game a piece. Stephen Curry led the way with 29 points on the night and Golden State outscored Boston 35-14 in the third quarter to turn a two-point halftime lead into a 23-point edge. The Warriors then scored the first six points of the fourth and the rest is history.
Despite the lopsided final score, Game 2 still had plenty to get the people going.
From the bevy of celebrities in attendance to Jordan Poole's buzzer-beating 3, here are some of the best sights and sounds from Sunday's NBA Finals action:
Not all 3s are created equally. Exhibit A:
Jordan Poole beats the Q3 buzzer!— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2022
The @warriors end Q3 on a 19-2 run 🔥 pic.twitter.com/jsPrjwODaK
Jordan Poole's buzzer-beating 3 to end the third quarter -- from all the way in the deep end -- got the sports world's attention:
Half court 😭— Alex Caruso (@ACFresh21) June 6, 2022
Steph watching that J.P sequence like a proud big brother lol.— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 6, 2022
WoW— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) June 6, 2022
OMG POOLE!!!— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) June 6, 2022
The stars were out for Game 2. Bay Area natives G-Eazy and E-40 were in the house, as well as Gary Payton, Cordae and Adonis Creed -- er, Michael B. Jordan.
✨ in the building for Game 2!#NBAFinals #NBA75 #NBACelebRow pic.twitter.com/bC29yAE8SV— NBA (@NBA) June 6, 2022
Welcome to Chase Center @michaelb4jordan 👋 pic.twitter.com/LdhWldNnA9— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) June 6, 2022
Let there be fits
There's pregame drip and then there's pulling up to Game 2 in blue and gold camouflage. Kevon Looney was the frontrunner for flashiest fit of Sunday.
We here. pic.twitter.com/o04WpCYQKA— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 5, 2022
Meanwhile, Jayson Tatum paid homage to the GOATs again. The Celtics star arrived in another nod to Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan.
Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum arrive for Game 2 of the NBA Finals 🍀— ESPN (@espn) June 5, 2022
📺: ABC | 8 PM ET pic.twitter.com/TLawgCuU1z
And while we're on the topic of legends, we would be remiss not to mention Gary Payton posing with Detlef Schrempf while rocking a t-shirt with a picture of himself being guarded by his son, Gary Payton II, on it.
Seattle legends! pic.twitter.com/HHfSyrtfdL— NBA (@NBA) June 5, 2022
GP2's got a famous fan. Despite being available for Game 1, Sunday marked Payton II's first time back on the floor since fracturing his elbow against the Memphis Grizzlies during the Western Conference semifinals last month.
And face paint?
Nothing says "it's the NBA Finals" like free face paint. Right? Right.
Free face paint before cheering on the Dubs 🎨 https://t.co/lIe4zLM1oD pic.twitter.com/gwerLNeH6R— Chase Center (@ChaseCenter) June 5, 2022
Not your average warm-ups
Pre-game flexes never get old.
To state the obvious, Stephen Curry has ridiculous handles. What you might not have known is that he could evidently hold his own on the pitch too.
Steph got handles on the court and on the pitch ⚽— ESPN (@espn) June 5, 2022
📺: ABC | 8 PM ET pic.twitter.com/pEQt5fTK1O
Then there was Marcus Smart's go-to move. Mad skills.
No matter how many times Marcus Smart knocks this down, it's still incredible!— NBA (@NBA) June 5, 2022
Game 2 of the #NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV tips off at 8pm/et 🏀
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