The Golden State Warriors appeared to have everything going for them in Game One of the NBA Finals. They were well-rested and the Boston Celtics were coming off a hard-earned Eastern Conference Finals win over the Miami Heat.

However, that did not go accordingly with the Celtics coming up with a strong finishing kick to take Game One of the 2022 NBA Finals. Defense did it for the Cs and now the Warriors are looking to bounce back with a huge Game Two win at the Chase Center before the series shifts to Boston.

Despite losing, 120-108, the Dubs are not panicking. Taking Game One does not win the championship although Golden State lost home court advantage – at least for now.

Heading into Game Two, most are expected a big comeback to avenge that loss. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are not fretting, confident that they are still in it.

“We pretty much dominated the game for the first 41, 42 minutes. So we’ll be fine,” Green claimed.

As for Thompson, he still likes their chances. All they have to do is go back to the drawing board and figured out what they missed.

“I like our chances still, and we’ll go home and we’ll digest what happened. I know we’ll be better Game 2,” Thompson stated.

Warriors coach Steve Kerr credited the Celtics for coming out well-prepared, particularly in the fourth quarter.

“My gut reaction, what I just witnessed, [the Celtics] came in and played a hell of a fourth quarter, and you have to give them credit,” the Dubs coach said.

Trailing by one game is nothing new to the Warriors. It all boils down to who gets the precious last four wins of the season. Game Two is expected to be different with the Dubs coming out differently.

A loss would be crucial, especially considering Game Three and Four will be played at the TD Garden.

Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors
Head coach Steve Kerr of the Golden State Warriors Getty Images | Ezra Shaw

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