The Golden State Warriors find themselves in a tough fight in the 2022 NBA Finals. They are tied up 2-2 with the Boston Celtics. Stephen Curry has led the way on offense while Andrew Wiggins and Klay Thompson have been solid. Jordan Poole has been inconsistent but sounds very confident about Golden State’s future in the series.
Poole said that the Warriors have gotten into a rhythm now that they have several games played, which could mean trouble for Boston. He issued a warning to the vaunted Celtics defense that an offensive explosion is coming.
Jordan Poole believes the @warriors have an offensive explosion coming soon.#NBAFinals presented by @YouTubeTV Media Availability pic.twitter.com/irIVVJWKCD
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The Warriors have gone on some impressive offensive runs through the NBA Finals, especially in the third quarter and fourth quarter of Game 4. Curry has led the way with some phenomenal performances. He is averaging 34.3 points while shooting 50 percent from the field and 49.0 percent from deep. Even Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart admits that he is a nightmare to guard.
Poole would have to step up in order to fuel this offensive explosion. He is averaging 12.5 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 36.0 percent from deep. His scoring has gotten steadier but he won’t be able to provide it if he doesn’t shape up on defense, where the Celtics target him. If he can, his creative, fearless scoring will absolutely cause Boston’s defense problems.
Although the Warriors’ offense is great, suggesting that they can get an offensive explosion off against the Celtics’ outstanding defense is a hot take. They have been amazing on that end of the ball and have great defenders at every position. Poole and the Dubs aren’t fazed, though.