There were a lot of things that went wrong for the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors, but head coach Ime Udoka is taking issue with one particular problem: turnovers.
Boston has struggled taking care of the ball for the most part of the playoffs, and it bit them once again on Sunday as they got blown out by the Warriors 107-88. The Celtics committed 18 turnovers as the Dubs led by as much as 29 points in the contest.
Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart were the biggest culprits, combining for half of their turnovers with nine. Of course the rest of the starters weren't any better as Jaylen Brown and Al Horford had two each.
In his postgame presser, Udoka highlighted the need for them to limit their turnovers since it has been a recurring problem for them.
“That's been an ongoing theme for us in the playoffs,” Udoka said on the Celtics' turnovers, per NBA insider Keith Smith.
The Celtics showed in Game 1 they definitely have what it takes to take down the Warriors. However, they can't get anything going if they don't have the ball on their hands.
That is definitely something Ime Udoka and the Celtics need to resolve come Game 3. It has been an issue for them for some time now, and if they don't find a way to address it or mask that flaw, then they could be in trouble.